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Stéphane Bancel

Special Partner

Stéphane joined Flagship Pioneering in 2013 and focuses on providing strategic counsel and support to portfolio companies. He is president and founding chief executive officer of Moderna Therapeutics, a Flagship Pioneering company.

Stéphane was previously CEO of bioMérieux, a world leader in the diagnostics industry. During his five years leading the company, he accelerated the company’s sales growth rate, enhanced its position as a global leader in clinical microbiology and re-accelerated its immunoassay franchise by focusing on high medical value biomarkers. During that time, the company’s market capitalization nearly doubled despite the financial crisis. Prior to his time at bioMérieux, Stéphane was managing director of Eli Lilly in Belgium and executive director of global manufacturing strategy and supply chain at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis.

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. Stéphane was elected a 2009 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was elected best CEO for Investor Relations in France in 2009 and was ranked #1 CEO in the biotechnology sector according to the 2011 Thomson Reuters Pan European EXTEL Study.