David Picard

David Picard

Chief Executive Officer

David co-founded Moleac and has been serving as CEO since.

Prior to founding Moleac, David has spent ten years at the Boston Consulting Group (“BCG”) where he was a member of the worldwide Health Care Practice Area. He has worked both in Europe and in Asia. He has extensive experience in working in China and in Korea.

David graduated from the two top engineering schools in France, Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, where he majored in mathematics and economics. David also holds a French degree (“DESS”) in business law.

Michel Lazdunski

Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

World-renowned specialist of pharmacology of ion channels, Prof. Michel Lazdunski has made internationally recognized contributions to basic and applied research in pharmacology and pathology. These range from understanding the mechanisms underlying antihypertensives, antidiabetics, and anesthetics, to the mechanisms of cerebral ischemia, cardiac arrhythmia, convulsions and pain perception.

Over the last 30 years, Prof. Lazdunski and his team have not only elucidated the molecular properties of the structure and functioning of ion channels, they have used a highly diverse and sophisticated pharmacological arsenal to shed new light on the role of these ion channels and other ion transport systems in a wide range of diseases and pathological conditions.

Prof. Michel Lazdunski received the CNRS Gold Medal, the highest French scientific distinction as well as the Jung Foundation Gold Medal for Science and Research. He has received other prestigious awards such as the Grand Prix of the French Academy of Sciences for biological research (Charles Leopold Mayer Prize), the International Society for Cardiac Research Prize, the Bristol-Myers Foundation Neuroscience Award, the Athena Foundation – Institut de France Prize, the Grand Prix of the French Academy of Sciences for research of importance to the medical field and the Grand Prix of the French Foundation for Medical Research.

Prof. Michel Lazdunski is a member of several academies, including the Academia Europaea and the French Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the Belgian Academy of Medicine.

Herve D’Allens

Medical and Marketing Advisor

Graduating in clinical oncology and INSEAD young managers program, Hervé has worked, at Boots Pharma, managed clinical development at Glaxo France and prepared the introduction of new products at GSK. Prior to joining Moleac, he was director of new product management for Asia-Pacific and Strategic Support for Europe at Sanofi.

Robert Gan

Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. Robert Gan obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines, after which he trained in Neurology at the University of Chicago and sub-specialized in Stroke at the Neurological Institute of New York/Columbia University with Professors Mohr and Sacco.

As a clinician and a researcher, Robert has focused on treating stroke patients and conducting clinical trials, initially at University of the Philippines where he was appointed clinical associate professor, then at the National Neuroscience Institute of Singapore where he spent 5 years before joining Lundbeck as a Regional Medical Manager and Clinical Research Scientist for a large scale international stroke study.

Claire Yim

Associate Vice President, Business development

Claire graduated from EM Lyon and started her career in Moleac in 2009 as a business development executive. She now oversees Moleac international sales in a large number of markets in South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Nianmin Zhou

Alliances in China

Zhou Nianmin is the General Manager of Tang Frères I&M in Beijing and the general manager of several companies of Tang Frères in China. Nianmin was born in China and has worked with Tang Frères for more than 15 years both in China and in South East Asia. Nianmin has considerable experience in setting and developing businesses in China and Thailand.

Within Moleac, Nianmin drives the negotiation and the implementation of the scientific cooperation and commercial development agreements in China.

Shun Chen

Head of Finance

Shun graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with Bachelor’s Degree of Natural Sciences and Second Major in International Trade and Economics. She obtained MBA at HEC Paris and University of Michigan. Shun started her professional experience at PriceWaterhouseCoopers providing financial management consulting service. Before joining Moleac, Shun had experience in comprehensive financial management and risk management in Fortune 500 companies. She is now heading Finance Department and in charge of operational finance including forecasting, planning, analysis, controlling and accounting.

Ann Hards

Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Ann Hards received her PhD in Biophysics and Genetics from the University of Colorado in 1985. She has been involved in drug development since 1990, primarily strategizing and negotiating new drug approval in the employ of large pharma. During this period, she has had the responsibility for the worldwide (US, EU and +/- Japan) submission and prosecution of 6 new molecular entities and 7 major efficacy supplements resulting in 13 approvals. Included among these approvals are products with maximum annual sales of over 30 billion dollars including Lipitor®, Plavix®, Avapro®, etc. Dr Hards is currently working in the development of innovative biotechnology products including her consulting with Moleac

Shreeram (Ram) Agharkar, Ph.D.

Founder and President of Princeton Biopharma.Development Solutions ( PBDS) ,LLC.
Consultant for Moleac since 2014.

Ram started this consulting business after 38 years of successful career in Pharmaceutical R&D. He has excellent track record in pharmaceutical development and global registration of NCEs in many therapeutic areas. After receiving Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Kansas, he joined Abbott laboratories, R&D in Chicago. He spent five years each at Abbott and Schering-plough before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, R&D. He then joined Sanofi R&D as the global Vice President of Pharmaceutical development. During his 10.5 years at Sanofi he managed a large group of scientists in many countries. Dr. Agharkar is recognized as a global leader who ensures high performance with customer focus, scientific rigor and speed without compromising quality. He has published more than 25 scientific papers and holds 15 patents.