Dr. Gerard is a Medical Doctor (Nice, FR; Cambridge, UK) and holds an MBA from HEC Business School (Paris, FR). Prior to founding BIOMUNEX, Dr. Gerard acted as a Partner in international strategy consulting companies for 6 years (AEC Partners, IMS Health). In this position, he advised managing directors and managers from leading pharma and biotech companies on key strategic decisions. Dr. Gerard also created two successful healthcare companies. Prior to that, Dr. Gerard was a senior corporate executive in the pharma/biotech industry for 13 years (Pierre Fabre, Servier). As an Advisor to the President (ie: Pierre Fabre Group), Dr. Gerard was in charge of reorganizing R&D and biotech; he directed strategy for end-of-clinical development for several products. He then acted as a Managing Director of a subsidiary in Italy. Dr. Gerard began his career in business development (eg. creation of Biogaran, a generics leader in France); subsequently he served as a Managing Director of a biotech incubator and seed fund (Genopole, Evry).