Dr. Chantal Parpex
President & Managing Partner
Before joining Innovation Capital in 2004, Chantal was the Founder and Managing Partner for 4 years of Bioam Gestion, an early stage fund dedicated to life sciences, having previously worked for 2 years as Principal Consultant in the Healthcare Practice of Gemini Consulting.
Chantal also held a number of senior international positions in the pharmaceutical industry (Synthélabo, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Servier) over the last 20 years.
Within the Rhône-Poulenc Rorer Group (RPR) from 1985 to 1997, Chantal was Vice President Corporate Marketing Worldwide responsible for several therapeutic areas and General Manager of Rhône DPC Europe, a joint-venture between RPR and Dainippon, having started as Development Director of Spécia Laboratories.
Prior to joining Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Chantal practiced medicine (Rheumatology) in hospital alongside a private practice and was the Medical Director of Synthélabo.
Previously, Chantal was a resident (Interne des Hôpitaux de Paris) and Chef de Clinique Assistant des Hôpitaux de Paris.
Chantal has sat on various boards including Inserm Transfert (2000-05) and was a member of the Scientific Commission on Biomedical Research and Clinical Investigation of the INSERM.
Chantal holds a Medical Degree from the Faculté de Médecine de Paris with a specialization in Rheumatology. She is also a graduate from the International Programme of General Management at CEDEP / INSEAD.