Ipsen appoints Sandra Silvestri as EVP, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medical Affairs, Patient Safety and Patient Affairs
PARIS, FRANCE, 24 April 2023 – Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY), a global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical company, announced today the appointment of Sandra Silvestri, M.D., Ph.D., as EVP, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medical Affairs, Patient Safety and Patient Affairs, effective 5 May 2023. She will serve on the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and report directly to Ipsen’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), David Loew.
“Along with the ELT, I am very pleased to welcome Sandra to Ipsen. Her deep experience in every aspect of Medical will be critical as we continue to broaden our pipeline while delivering our specialty medicines to even more people around the world,” said David Loew, CEO, Ipsen.
Sandra brings years of extensive medical experience in the global biopharmaceutical industry and joins Ipsen after spending eight years at Sanofi. Since 2020, she has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the General Medicines Global Business Unit, and Global Head of Medical Affairs Capabilities Centre of Excellence and Medical Hub, where she was responsible for worldwide medical affairs strategy and execution. She also represented Medical in the Company Executive Compliance Committee. Previously, for over a decade, Sandra held numerous national and international roles at Eli Lilly across R&D and Scientific Communications, and as Regional Medical Director, where she led strategic transformation projects.
“I’m inspired by Ipsen’s ambitious innovation agenda and vision to serve physicians and patients in areas of high unmet need around the world,” said Sandra. “I am honored to join as Chief Medical Officer and I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Ipsen.”
Sandra is a medical doctor who specialized in endocrinology and metabolic diseases. She holds a postdoctoral fellowship in emergency medicine, a Ph.D. in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, and a Master’s degree in genetics and pharmacogenetics of bone mineral disorders. She speaks Italian, English, French.
Steven Hildemann, M.D., Ph.D., who served as Ipsen’s Chief Medical Officer for three years and successfully led a deep transformation of Global Medical Affairs and Patient Safety, will leave Ipsen to pursue other opportunities after handing over to Sandra.
Ipsen is a global, mid-sized biopharmaceutical company focused on transformative medicines in Oncology, Rare Disease and Neuroscience. With total sales of €3.0bn in FY 2022, Ipsen sells medicines in over 100 countries. Alongside its external-innovation strategy, the Company’s research and development efforts are focused on its innovative and differentiated technological platforms located in the heart of leading biotechnological and life-science hubs: Paris-Saclay, France; Oxford, U.K.; Cambridge, U.S.; Shanghai, China. Ipsen has around 5,000 colleagues worldwide and 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
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