Our Team

Francis Carré

Chairman

Francis started, in 1975, as a researcher at the European Society of Propulsion (SNECMA Group), holding a Master of Physical Chemistry. During the next ten years he will occupy several position in production and development of high performance composite materials, of which he will become a specialist. Attracted by other industrial activities, he worked as a consultant for five years before joining Sanofi, where he will develop his career in the Industrial Affairs. His responsibilities included the general direction of production and development of the group’s active ingredients activities (Chemistry and biotechnology). Furthermore, he was responsible for the industrialization programs of the Sanofi group in the field of therapeutic antibodies.

Francis Carré


Nicolas Groux

Nicolas Groux

Chief Operating Officer

Nicolas obtained a Master 2 degree in Biotechnology and biochemistry engineering from the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1. He then completed is formation with a specialized MBA in Innovation and Technology Management at the EMLyon Business School. Nicolas has being carrying the MabDesign project since its origin. He is the Chief Operating Officer of MabDesign.


Dominique Pons

Head of Business Services

Dominique has spent most of her career in the biotechnology field, where she was successively responsible for R&D, than strategic and operational marketing, and international business development. Medical doctor, she obtained a MBA in Management of Global Business at the University Paris Dauphine. At MabDesign, Dominique is Head of Business Services.

Dominique Pons


Richard Pontremoli

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Richard Pontremoli

Market Manager

Richard obtained a Pharmacist degree from Aix-Marseille University. He then completed his formation with a specialized MBA in Innovation and Technology Management at the EMLyon Business School in Lyon. Richard is in charge of market studies at MabDesign.


Geoffrey Richard

Market Manager

Geoffrey obtained a PhD in cellular and molecular biology at the Cancer Research Center of Lyon in 2015. He decided to complete his initial background by a formation in marketing and strategy at the Graduate School of Biology – Biochemistry – Biotechnology in Lyon. Before joining the MabDesign team, he worked for Genzyme (a Sanofi company) in the elaboration of a technological business plan.

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Gavin Vuddamalay

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Gavin Vuddamalay

Business Intelligence & IP Manager

Gavin obtained his PhD in Immunology and Infectious Diseases from the Center for Physiopathology of Toulouse-Purpan (CPTP). Afterwards, he was the manager of the preclinical laboratory for a global CRO before joining the School of Health Sciences at the University of Technology-Mauritius as a lecturer. In parallel to his academic activities, he has also served as consultant for the local regulatory bodies for tertiary education and research. Gavin is in charge of Business Intelligence at Mabdesign.


Thomas Vinos-Poyo

Head of Training

Thomas obtained a Master Degree in Biotechnologies and Recombinant Proteins from Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3. He worked on research projects in private companies as Nestlé, HM-Clause or Metabolic Explorer, and in academic structures as the Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Grenoble (BIG). During his career he was involved in the management of training courses of Université Grenoble Alpes.

Thomas Vinos-Poyo


Vincent Bir

Vincent Bir

Marketing and Commercial Training Manager

After a two years Degree in Marketing Techniques realized and validated in Avignon, Vincent has entered in a Bachelor Marketing & Business directly in the third year at the IDRAC Business School campus in Lyon. He decided to perform his bachelor training at the MabDesign association. Following his internship at the Rugby Club Toulonnais as Marketing Assistant, he joins MabDesign as a “Marketing and Commercial Training Manager”.


Ana Antunes

Head of Scientific Events & Communication

Ana obtained her PhD in Microbiology from the Lisbon University. She has an international career having worked both in research institutions like Institut Pasteur à Paris, or Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica (ITQB, Portugal) as well as pharmaceutical companies as Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics (Siena, Italy). Through her career, she has been involved in the organization of scientific events such as workshops and dedicated conferences. Ana is Head of Scientific Events & Communication at MabDesign.

Ana Antunes


Maureen Eydoux

Maureen Eydoux

Events Manager

After graduation of a two-year technical diploma in marketing techniques at the University of Avignon, Maureen started a professional degree MDI (International Management & Development). In MabDesign, she continues to work as Events Manager with a work-study contract.


Magnoly Visouthiphong

Communication Manager

After obtaining a two-year University degree in Applied Foreign Languages in English-Chinese at the Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, Magnoly is now in the third year of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication at Sup de Com and joins the MabDesign association as a “Communication Manager” in training. By joining MabDesign, Magnoly has become very interested on the health sector and plans to specialize on this field.

Magnoly Visouthiphong

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Emilie Fonquernie

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Emilie Fonquernie

Administrative and Accounting Assistant

Emilie obtained a BTS Management assistant while working at a training organization. For 12 years, she worked in the field of vocational training in Montpellier where she developed her professional skills in all the different sections of managing an institution . She continues her career in Lyon in the field of health and specializes in human resources. Today, Emilie uses her versatility as an administrative and accounting assistant at MabDesign.

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