Organization

Each member of our team is dedicated to move discoveries forward:

Our Scientific & Investment Advisory Board (SIAB) is comprised of leading medical experts in oncology and industry experts in clinical development and biostatistics. The SAB ensures that candidate projects meet the highest standards of science as well as medical needs. The Board provides them with unique support.

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic leadership and governance of the foundation. The Board is comprised of prominent business leaders, experts in Finance and R&D management. The board carefully monitors the sustainability of the foundation.

Our Operational Team is comprised of entrepreneurs with a long track record. Management ensures the optimal functioning of our foundation.

 

Board of Directors

Bernard Majoie, PhD (1939)

Bernard Majoie, PhD
  • Chairman and founder
  • Previously CSO, CEO and finally Chairman of the board at Fournier Pharmaceutical Group
  • Founder of the research & development laboratory of the Fournier Group
  • Mandate at National Agency for Research Valorization (ANVAR, France) and at Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF, France)
  • PhD in Pharmacology (University of Paris VI)

Jérôme Majoie (1967)

Jérôme Majoie
  • Currently General Manager of the Foundation Fournier-Majoie
  • Previously General Manager of Fournier Group in USA -UK-Sweden-Japan
  • MBA in Management and International Marketing (Hartford University of Connecticut, USA)

François Charlet (1961)

François Charlet
  • Associate within Intuitae Switzerland, a multi-family company with offices in Paris and Geneva
  • Previously Managing Director of various banking institutions (Worms, Paribas)
  • Business Law Institute degree and Masters in Business and Tax Law (University of Paris II Assas)
  • International Tax Management degree (University of Paris IX Dauphine)

Paul Van Dun (1968)

Paul Van Dun
  • General Manager of KU Leuven Research & Development
  • Chairman or Board member of several high-tech companies
  • Previously active at KPMG and at the private equity and venture capital unit of KBC Group
  • Law degree (K.U. Leuven), degrees in Tax Sciences (Brussels) and Business Administration (K.U. Leuven)

Frédéric Galland (1955)

Frédérique Galland

 

  • Administration & finance Manager Fournier-Majoie Foundation
  • Previously Head of Corporate Development Zurich Financial Services BeLux
  • Chief Operating Officer Zurich Financial Services Luxembourg
  • Secretary General Zurich Morroco
  • Executive Education Program Zurich at HEC Management (Paris)

Rudy Dekeyser (1961)

  • Managing partner of the LSP Health Economics Funds (private equity funds).
  • Co-founder and managing director of VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology).
  • Board member Curetis AG (Germany), Sequana Medical AG (Belgium), Celyad SA (Belgium), Lumeon (UK) and Remynd NV (Belgium).
  • Former board member Devgen NV, CropDesign NV, Ablynx NV, Actogenix NV, Pronota NV, Flandersbio VZW, Bioincubator Leuven NV and Multiplicom NV.
  • Co-founder of ASTP (Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals), FlandersBio and Oncode (Dutch oncology research institute).
  • Chairman of EMBLEM (exclusive technology transfer partner of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL).
  • Member of the (Advisory) Board of multiple non-profit life sciences organizations (Stichting De Weijerhorst, HUB, Fonds Généret, Medical Advisory Board Koning Boudewijn Stichting).
  • Ph.D. in molecular biology (Ghent University).

Patron of the Foundation

Ingrid SARRASIN-MAJOIE (1955)

Forte de plus de dix années consacrées à l’étude conjointe de la psychologie (cours de l’université de Paris V) et de l’astrologie (synthèse des cours de huit écoles différentes). Ingrid Majoie donne un cycle d’enseignements destinés aux candidats à la pratique de consultations ouvertes à tous.

Honorary President of the Scientific & Investment Advisory Board

Prof. Martine Piccart (1953)

Pr. Martine Piccart

Honorary President

  • Professor of Oncology and President of the Teaching College of Oncology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • Director of Medicine Department at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels
  • Co-founder and Chair of Breast International Group (BIG)
  • Board Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • President of European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) until 2011
  • European Society of Medical Oncology President (ESMO)
  • Member of the Académie royale de Médecine de Belgique

Scientific & Investment Advisory Board

Prof. Ferdinand Lejeune (1939)

Pr. Ferdinand Lejeune
  • Emeritus Professor of Oncology at Lausanne University, Medical School
  • Head of the Centre Pluridisciplinaire d'Oncologie (CePO) at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), affiliate to Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (1991-2004)
  • Founder of the Laboratory of oncology and experimental surgery at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels
  • Fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research in London

Prof. Marc Buyse (1952)

Pr. Marc Buyse
  • Founder and Chairman of the International Drug Development Institute (IDDI, Belgium and USA) 
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Universiteit Hasselt, Center for Statistics
  • Past Assistant Director at the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  • Past President of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics

Prof. Dominique Bron (1955)

  • Professor of Hematology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and Head of the department of clinical and experimental haematology at the Institut Jules Bordet.
  • Member of several organisations such as the EBMT, EORTC, the International Society of Supportive Care in Oncology,…and EHA where she is involved in education and outreach activities.
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Ho Chi Minh and at the University of Prague.
  • Member of the Ethical Review Board at the Institut Jules Bordet for more than 30 years.

Vincent G. Brichard

  • Consultant in immuno-oncology and vaccines.
  • Venture Partner at LSP.
  • Former Senior Vice-President, member of the Executive Team and Head of several Business Units in the field of immunotherapy at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK).
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Boards and Supervisory Boards of several European life sciences companies active in the fields of immuno-oncology, vaccines and diagnostics.
  • Author of more than 100 scientific articles in leading international journals.
  • MD in oncology (Catholic University of Louvain - UCL, Brussels and Institute Curie, Paris).
  • PhD in tumor immunology (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Brussels).
  • Professor of oncology at the Catholic University of Louvain - UCL, Brussels.
  • Executive MBA (Harvard Business School).

Jan Pensaert (1971)

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Valiance, a specialist investment business with focus on Life Sciences investing. Director of several Valiance entities and funds. Director of Myoscience, MDxHealth, JenaValve, 4Tech and MyCartis.
  • Previously CEO of La Fayette Investment Management, a leading hedge fund business.
  • Previously Responsible for the European-based investment management and research activities of the Permal Group.
  • Previously Advisor on transactions at Lazard in Corporate Finance M&A.
  • BA in Business Economics (University of Ghent, Belgium).
  • Master in Banking & Finance (University of Aix-Marseille, France).

Operational team

Jérôme Majoie (1967)

  • Currently General Manager of the Foundation Fournier-Majoie
  • Previously General Manager of Fournier Group in USA -UK-Sweden-Japan
  • MBA in Management and International Marketing (Hartford University of Connecticut, USA

Frédéric Galland (1955)

 

  • Administration & finance Manager Fournier-Majoie Foundation
  • Previously Head of Corporate Development Zurich Financial Services BeLux
  • Chief Operating Officer Zurich Financial Services Luxembourg
  • Secretary General Zurich Morroco
  • Executive Education Program Zurich at HEC Management (Paris)

Marie Desprez (1962)

  • Assistant at the Fournier-Majoie Foundation.
  • Freelance language teacher (private tuitions - French for foreigners and Dutch, English and German for French speaking children and adults).
  • Previously language teacher (Dutch and English) in Belgian secondary schools.
  • Previously executive and personal assistant in several international companies (Lhoist, Mastercard, Toyota, McKinsey, Allen&Overy, Xperthis…).
  • Previously freelance translator and secretary.
  • Master Degree in translation (French - German - Italian) - I.S.T.I. (Institut supérieur de l’Etat des Traducteurs et Interprètes, Brussels).