Ipsen Appoints Steven Hildemann, MD., PhD as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
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Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) today announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Hildemann as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Global Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance effective March 1, 2020. Based in Paris, France, Dr. Hildemann will report directly to Aymeric Le Chatelier, CEO, Ipsen and serve on the Executive Leadership Team.
Aymeric Le Chatelier, CEO, Ipsen, commented, “As we advance as a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on innovation and Specialty Care, it is my great pleasure to appoint Dr. Hildemann to lead Ipsen’s Global Medical Affairs, Patient Affairs and Pharmacovigilance organizations through patient-centric leadership, sound medical governance and business conduct. With over 20 years of service in the pharmaceutical industry and 10 years as a physician-scientist in academic medicine, he brings a wealth of experience in medical affairs, clinical operations and patient safety from major global biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Hildemann will play a crucial role in delivering on our global medical and patient safety strategy, engaging in structured, ethical and high-quality dialogue with patients, external and internal stakeholders throughout the entire life-cycle of Ipsen’s portfolio.”
Dr. Hildemann will act as a strategic partner to Ipsen’s scientific, clinical and business teams. He will provide a global medical strategy based on real value to patients and caregivers. In close partnership with R&D, Dr. Hildemann will lead the generation of post-launch clinical trial data by defining, prioritizing, optimizing or guiding studies in line with this strategy. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, he will actively contribute to the overall management and strategic leadership of the company.
Prior to joining Ipsen, Dr. Hildemann held leadership roles in science-based bioethics and built an innovative digital health startup in cancer care after serving for five years as Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Medical Affairs and Global Patient Safety at Merck. He also held several strategic leadership positions with biopharmaceutical companies such as Pharmacia-Pfizer and Schering-Plough-MSD. Dr Hildemann is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology with broad clinical training across internal medicine including medical oncology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and pulmonary oncology at university hospitals in Munich, Germany. Throughout his career, he has engaged in part-time clinical practice, late-stage pharmaceutical research and medical teaching. Dr. Hildemann received his MD-PhD at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, where he continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Medicine.