Dr. Laurent Choppe
Managing Partner, Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences
Laurent leads Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences since 2008 and has been involved in more than 100 medtech and biotech corporate finance transactions and advisory assignments for the Cukierman group. His team works worldwide with venture-backed and middle market companies for fund raising, licensing deals and M&A transactions as well as strategic projects for key life sciences industry players.
Laurent brings an extensive international life sciences experience in managing multifunctional teams and setting up new businesses in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, nutraceuticals, animal health and direct-to-consumer markets.
After a veterinary practice and a new venture experience, he worked 10 years in Schering-Plough (acquired by Merck & Co.) in marketing positions in dermatology, allergy, respiratory and animal health in France, General Manager in Israel and Vice President, Virology, Oncology and Cardiology in Canada. He then served 4 years as International General Manager at Bellus Health (ex-Neurochem, NASDAQ & TSE) focused on Alzheimer and amyloidosis).
Laurent is a board member of Catalyst Investors Club (CIC), Cell-Lipo (www.cell-lipo.com) and N.E.W.S. Navigation (www.newsnavigation.com). He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine of the University Paris XII, laureate of the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, CES of Veterinary Ophthalmology and MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau). He is married, father of 3, grandfather of 2 and lives in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Tel Aviv (Israel).