Laurent is passionate about commercializing innovation in life sciences and improving the lives of patients. With a commercial and scientific background, and more than 25 years international Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Excellence in Pharma and Medtech, he brings strategic and operational experience of established and emerging markets – EMEA, Americas, Asia-Pacific. His analytical and communication skills, combined with experience in driving global transformations, allow him to partner with organisations of all sizes and help them anticipate market evolutions, implement change initiatives and increase their performance.
Laurent is a board member of the Biotechnology company Aurealis Therapeutics. He is also the founder and Managing Director of the company BlueJet Consulting, which helps Pharma, Biotech and MedTech implement their commercialization strategy.
Laurent was previously Head, Global Commercial Excellence for Essity Health and Medical, where he focussed on driving integration of BSN Medical and TENA businesses, and leading global commercial performance.
Prior to that, Laurent was for 5 years Senior Vice-President, Global Commercial Excellence at BSN Medical, where he was driving geographic expansion, global Go-To-Market and execution, launch excellence and commercial due diligence.
Previously, he held a variety of senior leadership roles at Takeda and Nycomed in Zurich, and Sanofi-Aventis and predecessor companies in Paris, designing and implementing new commercial models, driving blockbuster launches and leading digital transformation initiatives.
Laurent started his career as a neuroscience researcher in the French Medical Research Institute (INSERM).
Education and qualifications
Laurent holds an MBA – General Management (ESSEC Business School), a PhD Neurosciences & Pharmacology (Université Bordeaux II) and an MSc Neurobiology (Université Bordeaux II).
Laurent is a French national and a proud European. He has lived and worked in France, Switzerland and Germany and is currently based in Hamburg. He loves to play guitar and piano and is fond of Brazilian music.