Ipsen appoints Josep Catllà as EVP, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer   

Ipsen appoints Josep Catllà as EVP, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer   

PARIS, FRANCE, 06 June 2024 – Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY), a global specialty care-driven biopharmaceutical company, announced today the appointment of Josep Catllà as EVP, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, effective August 19, 2024. He will serve on the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and report directly to Ipsen’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Loew.

“We are thrilled to welcome Josep to Ipsen as our new Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. He brings years of experience in communications and public affairs and a proven track record of developing corporate affairs leaders. His focus on patient care and sustainability and his strategic vision will be instrumental to fostering employee engagement and partnership with stakeholders while reinforcing Ipsen’s culture of collaboration and excellence,” said David Loew, CEO, Ipsen.

Josep joins Ipsen from Sanofi, where he has spent the last 14 years in leadership positions at country, region and corporate levels. Over the last four years he has served as Head of Corporate Affairs, reporting to Sanofi’s CEO. In addition to running Communications and Public Affairs, he built a robust sustainability strategy.

Josep brings 30 years of experience in communications and public affairs and government relations, starting his career at the European Commission in Brussels in the early 1990s and leading the European Public Affairs practice of Weber Shandwick in Brussels, then running Weber Shandwick Spain & and Portugal before joining the pharmaceutical industry.

“I am incredibly excited to join Ipsen’s Executive Leadership Team and to lead the corporate affairs function as Ipsen continues to deliver innovative medicines to patients around the world. I am encouraged by the transformation and evolution of the company, building on their long history and legacy. I look forward to working with patient communities and alongside policymakers, media, and other partners to deliver on Ipsen’s mission in a sustainable manner while embarking our employees into this fascinating journey of improving people’s lives,” said Josep Catllà.

Gwenan White, EVP, Communications, External Affairs & Sustainability for the last three years, will leave Ipsen to pursue other opportunities. The Company wishes Gwenan every success in her future endeavors and would like to thank her for her leadership.


About Ipsen

We are a global biopharmaceutical company with a focus on bringing transformative medicines to patients in three therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Disease and Neuroscience.

Our pipeline is fueled by external innovation and supported by nearly 100 years of development experience and global hubs in the U.S., France and the U.K. Our teams in more than 40 countries and our partnerships around the world enable us to bring medicines to patients in more than 80 countries.

Ipsen is listed in Paris (Euronext: IPN) and in the U.S. through a Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt program (ADR: IPSEY). For more information, visit ipsen.com.

Ipsen contacts


  • Craig Marks | craig.marks@ipsen.com
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  • Amy Wolf | amy.wolf@ipsen.com
  • Ioana Piscociu | ioana.piscociu@ipsen.com

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The forward-looking statements, objectives and targets contained herein are based on Ipsen’s management strategy, current views and assumptions. Such statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated herein. All of the above risks could affect Ipsen’s future ability to achieve its financial targets, which were set assuming reasonable macroeconomic conditions based on the information available today. Use of the words ‘believes’, ‘anticipates’ and ‘expects’ and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, including Ipsen’s expectations regarding future events, including regulatory filings and determinations. Moreover, the targets described in this document were prepared without taking into account external-growth assumptions and potential future acquisitions, which may alter these parameters. These objectives are based on data and assumptions regarded as reasonable by Ipsen. These targets depend on conditions or facts likely to happen in the future, and not exclusively on historical data. Actual results may depart significantly from these targets given the occurrence of certain risks and uncertainties, notably the fact that a promising medicine in early development phase or clinical trial may end up never being launched on the market or reaching its commercial targets, notably for regulatory or competition reasons. Ipsen must face or might face competition from generic medicine that might translate into a loss of market share. Furthermore, the research and development process involves several stages each of which involves the substantial risk that Ipsen may fail to achieve its objectives and be forced to abandon its efforts with regards to a medicine in which it has invested significant sums. Therefore, Ipsen cannot be certain that favorable results obtained during preclinical trials will be confirmed subsequently during clinical trials, or that the results of clinical trials will be sufficient to demonstrate the safe and effective nature of the medicine concerned. There can be no guarantees a medicine will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that the medicine will prove to be commercially successful. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Other risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and healthcare legislation; global trends toward healthcare cost containment; technological advances, new medicine and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new-medicine development, including obtaining regulatory approval; Ipsen’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of Ipsen’s patents and other protections for innovative medicines; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions. Ipsen also depends on third parties to develop and market some of its medicines which could potentially generate substantial royalties; these partners could behave in such ways which could cause damage to Ipsen’s activities and financial results. Ipsen cannot be certain that its partners will fulfil their obligations. It might be unable to obtain any benefit from those agreements. A default by any of Ipsen’s partners could generate lower revenues than expected. Such situations could have a negative impact on Ipsen’s business, financial position or performance. Ipsen expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, targets or estimates contained in this press release to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless so required by applicable law. Ipsen’s business is subject to the risk factors outlined in its registration documents filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers. The risks and uncertainties set out are not exhaustive and the reader is advised to refer to Ipsen’s latest Universal Registration Document, available on ipsen.com.


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