Jacques Tavernier

Non-Executive Director

Skills & Competencies

Jacques has a deep knowledge and network in fine chemistry, pharmaceuticals and M&A. He is bringing an invaluable expertise in manufacturing combined with general management skills and has had a large exposure to established and emerging markets. He has performed significant Manufacturing scale-ups in addition to building-up a great expertise in translational interfaces with R&D. Jacques industrial background combined with his track record in managing teams worldwide -especially in Asia and in the US- will be of great help to support Jellagen ambitious growth strategy.

Jacques holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy from Paris University He is graduated from ESCP (Finance Master Degree). He spent 2 years at Glaxo and 35 years at Sanofi where he held different positions in Manufacturing and also in Marketing with Worldwide responsibilities.

In 1986, Jacques has been appointed CEO of Sanofi Africa and Middle East and then in 1990 he became VP in charge of worldwide external manufacturing and Partnerships for the last 16 years. During his assignment, he built-up CEPIA, a branch of Sanofi Industrial, which is now gathering 2500 people and 3 plants. It manufactures and sells 200+ API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient), achieving 600 M€ sales in 2017.

Jacques has been appointed Non-Executive Director, Member of Jellagen Board in April 2018.