Board of Directors

Gérard Hascoët,
Chairman

Chairman of the Board of CorWave. As a “Serial entrepreneur” of medical devices, he founded companies such as Technomed International, IMMI and Sometec, all of which were acquired or floated on the stock market. Gérard is also President of MD Start and EOS Imaging, is on the Board of Directors of Pixium Vision, Precardia, Ablacare and Limflow, and is Venture Partner at Sofinnova.

 

Louis de Lillers,
CEO of CorWave

CEO of CorWave since 2015, Louis has over 10 years of experience in the fields of LVAD and venture capital. He previously co-founded PlugMed, a medtech company and worked at Clipperton Finance and Sofinnova Partners. Louis graduated from EDHEC Business School and holds a university degree in artificial heart and circulatory support from Pitié-Salpêtrière.

 

Philippe Boucheron,
representing Bpifrance Participations

Investment Director at BPI France Participations, Philippe graduated from École Polytechnique Montréal and holds a MBA from INSEAD. He has over 20 years of investment experience in life sciences.

 

Emmanuelle Coutanceau,
representing Novo Seeds

Partner at Novo Seeds, Emmanuelle has more than 10 years of venture capital experience. Before joining Novo Seeds, she was a partner at Auriga Partners, specializing in life sciences, and worked at Omnes Capital. She serves on the boards of MinervaX, Avilex, and Pcovery.

 

Raúl Martín-Ruiz, representing Ysios Capital

Partner at Ysios Capital, Raul graduated with a PhD degree in neuroscience, he has more than 20 years of experience in life sciences, at Almirall then Ysios. He sits on the boards of STAT Diagnostica and Prexton Therapeutics.

 

Antoine Papiernik,
representing Sofinnova Partners

A managing Partner at Sofinnova Partners, Antoine has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. He has invested in several biotech and medtech start-ups including CoreValve, Stentys, Actelion and Movetis making him one of the 100 most influential investors on the planet according to Forbes.

Michel Darnaud,
independent board member

Independent Director, former President of the Cardiac Surgery Business Unit at Livanova. He has over 30 years of experience in the medical technology field, including two decades in management positions. Between 2008 and 2016, he led LivaNova’s cardiovascular business, with overall responsibility from R&D to sales. In addition, he was president of the European Medical Device Industry Association (Eucomed) in 2004-2005. He is also Chairman of the Board of Stentys.

 

Marie Meynadier,
independent board member

A graduate from Sup Telecom with a doctorate from Ecole Normale Supérieure, she has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of medical technologies and high-tech. Over her career, Marie has led major national and international development programs that have led to the creation of several start-ups in the fields of electronics, optics and microelectronics. She has been exclusively dedicated to EOS imaging since 2008.