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Jean-Pierre Garnier

Jean-Pierre Garnier

Chairman, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Dr. Garnier is Chairman of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals. (biopharmaceuticals) and an Operating Partner at Advent International (global private equity). He served as Chairman of Actelion from 2011 to 2017, CEO of Pierre Fabre SA from 2008 to 2010, and as CEO and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of GlaxoSmithKline plc from 2000 to 2008. He served as CEO of SmithKline Beecham plc in 2000 and as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000.

Dr. Garnier is a director of Radius Health, Inc., and Chairman of the Board of Alzheon, Inc. (non-public). He served as Chairman of NormOxys, Inc. (biopharmaceuticals) and as a director of Renault S.A. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Newman’s Own Foundation and is a former board member of the Stanford Advisory Council on Interdisciplinary Biosciences, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Dubai International Capital Advisory Board. In 2009, he was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire and in 2007 was named Officier de la Légion d’Honneur of France. Dr. Garnier is 70 and has been a UTC director since 1997.