Dr. Jean-Paul Kress
|Year of Birth
|Management Board Member of MorphoSys AG since
|End of appointment
Dr. Jean-Paul Kress joined MorphoSys in September 2019. He has a strong track record of commercial and (operational) strategic leadership in various senior management roles in North America and Europe. His focus has been on operations, corporate development and especially the commercialization of innovative products addressing unmet medical needs across diverse disease indications. Prior to joining MorphoSys, Dr. Kress served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Syntimmune, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing differentiated drug candidates in a wide range of autoimmune diseases, which was acquired by Alexion in November 2018. Among other assignments, he was Executive Vice President, President of International and Head of Global Therapeutic Operations at Biogen, and Senior Vice President, Head of North America at Sanofi Genzyme, where he was instrumental in launching Dupilumab, the first biologic agent approved in atopic dermatitis. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, and gained further experience in positions at Gilead, Abbvie and Eli Lilly.
Dr. Kress received an M.D. degree from Faculté Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, and graduate and post-graduate degrees in biochemistry and in molecular and cellular pharmacology from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.
MEMBERSHIPS IN STATUTORY SUPERVISORY BOARDS AND/OR IN COMPARABLE DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN SUPERVISORY BODIES OF COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES
|Erytech Pharma SA, Lyon, France (publicly listed Company)
||Member of the Board of Directors
As of March 2020