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Stéphane Bancel

CEO, moderna therapeutics

Mr. Stéphane Bancel joined Moderna in the summer of 2011 when it was a one employee company. He has assembled a world-class team and raised nearly $2 billion between equity financing and upfront from licensing collaborations. He was previously CEO of bioMérieux, a world leader in the diagnostics industry. bioMérieux has more than 6,000 employees, a market capitalization of €2.5 billion, and sales of more than €1.3 billion. Prior to his time at bioMérieux, Mr. Bancel was the managing director of Eli Lilly Belgium and executive director of global manufacturing strategy and supply chain at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana. He started at Lilly in their UK manufacturing plant outside London. He holds a Master of Engineering from École Central Paris, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Bancel was named Ernst & Young 2017 New England Entrepreneur of the Year. He was ranked the number one CEO in the biotech sector according to the 2011 Thomson Reuters EXTEL Study. In 2009, he was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and elected best CEO for investor relations in France. Mr. Bancel serves as a supervisory director of Qiagen N.V. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Science, Boston.