Stéphane Boissel, Chief Executive Officer

Stephane studied management and finance at the University of Lyon, France, graduated at Paris-Dauphine and obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago (Booth GSB), USA.

Stéphane is a highly capable executive with strong experience in both investment banking and the biotech immunotherapy space. In the early part of his career, from 1990 to 2002, Stéphane worked at PWC and then for the investment banking group Lazard, where he mostly worked in principal investment in France, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Thereafter, he worked at Innate Pharma SA from 2002 to 2010, firstly as CFO and then as EVP and CFO. From 2010 to 2014, he was Deputy-CEO of Transgene SA. During his tenure at both Transgene and Innate Pharma, he led several rounds of private and public placement and negotiated several international business deals.

Stephane was also a member of the Board of Directors of Erytech Pharma SA from 2005 to 2010. In 2014, he was CEO of Genclis, a molecular diagnostic company, before joining TxCell as Chief Executive Officer in April 2015. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elsalys Biotech SAS.

Arnaud Foussat, SVP, Corporate Development and Head of External Collaborations & Alliance Management

Graduate of Institut Pasteur of Paris, Arnaud obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris VII.

In September 2000, Arnaud joined a French academic laboratory located in Nice (INSERM U576) and dedicated to the study of regulatory T lymphocytes. He focused his scientific efforts on the elucidation of the migratory pathways of Treg cells in normal and pathological conditions.

In September 2004, Arnaud was hired by TxCell as a team leader to develop preclinical proof-of-concept for antigen-specific regulatory T cells in chronic inflammatory disease models.

He was promoted Director of Research and Development in 2005, Chief Scientific Officer in 2015 and Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Head of External Collaborations & Alliance Management in 2016.

Raphael Flipo, SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Raphaël graduated from business school (EDHEC, Nice) with a specialization in corporate finance, and he holds a Master’s Degree in tax and business law.

He acquired 4 years experience as Financial Auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers and he spent 5 years as Finance Manager France in Lionbridge Technologies.

Raphaël joined TxCell as Chief Financial Officer in May 2013.