has served as our Chief Executive Officer since co-founding Inventiva in 2011, and as the chairman of our board of directors since May 2016. Previously, he served as the General Manager of Research of Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, from 2010 until 2012. Prior to Abbott, Mr. Cren held a number of roles at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company, and at Laboratoires Fournier SA, a pharmaceutical company, prior to its acquisition by Solvay in 2005. Positions at Laboratories Fournier included: Vice-President Strategic Marketing and Vice-President U.S. Operations, as well as serving as a member of the Executive Committee. Positions at Solvay included: Head of Business Strategy and Portfolio and Senior Vice-President of the Research Division, as well as serving as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Cren began his career with Boston Consulting Group, where he worked from 1993 to 2002. He received a master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD, a master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Paris IX Dauphiné University.
Pierre Broqua, Ph.D.
has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since co-founding Inventiva in 2011, and as our Deputy Chief Executive Officer as well as a member of our board of directors since May 2016. Previously, Dr. Broqua served as a Head of Research for Abbott Laboratories from 2010 until 2012 and as Head of Neuroscience for Solvay Pharmaceuticals from 2007 to 2010. Prior to Solvay, Dr. Broqua was the Director of Research Project for Laboratoires Fournier SA from 2002 to 2005. He is a Doctor of pharmacology from the University of Paris Descartes and also has a master’s degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.
has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Previously, Mr. Volatier was a senior consultant for I Care Environnement, a consulting company, from January 2011 to October 2011, he also served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of the NAOS Group, a skin care company, from April 2010 to November 2010, as the Chief Financial Officer of the Soufflet Group, an agro-industry company, from 2006 to 2008, as the Financial Director — International Operations of Laboratories Fournier, from 1999 to 2006 and finally, as the Head of Controlling for URGO Soins & Santé Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Volatier began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he worked from 1989 to 1996. He holds a master’s degree in Management from Paris IX Dauphiné University, PSL University, an executive specialized master’s degree in Corporate Social Responsibility from MINES-ParisTech, PSL University, and the “Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Comptables et Financières”.
Dr. Michael Cooreman
Chief Medical Officer
Prior to joining Inventiva in October 2020, Dr. Michael Cooreman has been Vice President, Science and Medicine, in charge of Global Research and Development, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at Ferring Pharmaceuticals in the U.S. since 2017. He previously held numerous U.S.-based positions as CMO and Executive Director in global roles at leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Mitsubishi Tanabe, ImmusanT and Novartis, covering the four major regulatory regions U.S., EU, Japan and China. Over the years, Dr. Cooreman has developed a strong expertise in translational medicine, clinical pharmacology and clinical product development.
Of dual US and Belgian citizenship, Dr. Cooreman is trained as an internist and gastroenterologist-hepatologist, with a special interest in metabolic and immune-mediated liver and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis and oncology. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and a doctorate from the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Eric Duranson, LLM
Eric is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry (in vitro diagnostics, human vaccine, medical devices) having worked companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sanofi Pasteur and bioMérieux, throughout all product development stages, from research and development to marketing. He brings to Inventiva his experience in risk prevention, contracts negotiation and drafting and dispute resolution.
Eric holds a master degree in International Business Law and a master degree in Ethics and Health Law from University Jean Moulin, Lyon III.
Alice Roudot-Ketelers, PharmD
Vice President Clinical Operations and Pharmaceutical Development
Alice brings over 20 year of experience in clinical and pharmaceutical development. Prior to joining Inventiva, Alice was in charge of all drug development programs and oversaw cross-functional teams in Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC), non-clinical and clinical development up to Phase III at one of the major biotech companies in the NASH field.
Alice holds a Master of Science in industrial pharmacy from the Institute of Industrial Pharmacy – University of Lyon and a Doctorat of Pharmacy from the University of Lille II.
Head of Human Resources
Nathalie has held the position of Head of Human Resources since the creation of Inventiva in 2012. She has developed her expertise in human resources (HR) in the field of research and development within the pharmaceutical industry for thirty years. She began her career at Urgo Laboratories, before joining Fournier Laboratories in 1994 where she devoted herself to R&D. In 2001, within the newly created Scientific Affairs Division, she actively participated in the establishment of a new research organization adapted to the Group’s challenges by equipping the organization with the required Human Resources support and skills. After the acquisition of Fournier Laboratories by Solvay and then Abbott, she was involved in cross-cutting HR projects in France for Solvay Pharmaceuticals and then for Abbott Pharmaceuticals.