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Bertrand de Castelnau, Chief Executive Officer

Aged 58, Bertrand de Castelnau has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of diagnostics. He began his career as a Commercial Attaché in Islamabad, Pakistan. He then joined Roche in Switzerland, as a Corporate Auditor before moving to the Diagnostics division and then taking charge of the Asia-Pacific region for Roche Diagnostics, based in Singapore. Bertrand went on to become Operations Manager at Guerbet for four years, before spending 10 years running the Horiba ABX Group and its Horiba Medical division. Finally he joined DiaSys as head of Marketing, Sales and Finance. A fluent speaker of several languages, he holds an MBA from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) and a law degree from Paris.

Ermis Parussini

Ermis Parussini, Executive Director, Operations and R&D

Ermis Parussini, who holds a MSc in molecular biology followed by two years of post-graduate thesis work in biochemistry, has some 26 years of professional experience in the field of in vitro diagnostics, including 18 years at bioMérieux. Before joining THERADIAG as an executive director, Ermis Parussini was specifically responsible for a 280-person production site with total revenue of €350 million.

Fabienne François

Fabienne François, Director of Administration and Finance

Fabienne François is a graduate of the IAE of Paris (MSc in Business Management) and holds a master’s degree in law. She has some 30 years of experience in managing SMEs, and has pursued various entrepreneurial projects, through which she acquired a range of experience in business management and development (assignment operations, build-up operations, manufacturing, financial performance optimization, etc.).


Roland CARBONNEL, Vice President Marketing and Sales

Roland CARBONNEL is graduated in marketing and communication EFAP Lyon 1983. He has a long-time experience in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industry including more than 20 years at Pharmacia-Pfizer and in international groups such as Pierre Fabre, Theraplix or DuPontPharma-BMS where he held several of marketing, commercial and management positions. He was, prior joining Theradiag in 2017, Chairman of CRDiagnostics.

Pierre Morgon, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Pierre A. MORGON is CEO of MRGN Advisors and Regional Partner for Switzerland at Mérieux Equity Partners. He is Chairman of the Board of Virometix and of the Board of Theradiag, as well as Non-Executive Director to the Boards of Eurocine Vaccines, of Vaccitech and of Univercells. Pierre has over 30 years of experience in the global life science industry, especially with specialty care, vaccines and immunotherapy, at the helm of international operations, in C-level positions at global level in multinational corporations and as CEO of start-up companies. He is a lecturer in several MBA programs and in life science conferences, and at the Mass Challenge incubator in Switzerland where he is also a mentor for start-up life sciences companies. He holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy, a Master in Business Law and a MBA. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD and IMD.

Sylvie Bratel, Independent Director

After completing engineering degrees in France and the United States, in 1982 Sylvie Bratel joined Banque Nationale de Paris to work on technological innovation projects. She continued her career with the General Inspectorate and the Balance Sheet Management department before joining the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation group in 1995, where she worked in the Competitive Banking Activities and Strategy departments. She participated in the creation of CDC-Markets before steering merger operations with Groupe Caisse d’Epargne and Groupe des Banques Populaires with the creation of Natixis. From 2009 to 2014, Sylvie Bratel was Head of Strategy for British insurance company Aviva’s French subsidiary and then VP of its life insurance subsidiary Aviva Vie. Since 2014, Sylvie Bratel, independent director, has been IFA and EcoDa certified.

Vincent FERT, Director

Holding a Master in Immunology, Vincent FERT has more than 25 years of experience in the diagnostics industry (Immunotech, Ipsogen, Qiagen, HalioDx). Co-founder of Ipsogen, acquired by Qiagen in 2011. He is also co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HalioDx. Vincent FERT is founder member of the Cluster Marseille Immunopôle and board member of three biotechnology companies.

John Li, Director

John Li worked for several multi-national corporations both in the USA and China in management positions before he founded HOB Biotech Group in 2007, which is now the market leader in allergy diagnostics in China.  He started his career in the healthcare industry when he joined Alcon Lab, the Global Eye-care leader, in 1991 after he got his master degree in economics from the Ohio State University in the USA. He then worked for international companies like Black & Decker and Brady Corp. Where he held various positions including general manager and country manager.