Executive committee

Our executive team is comprised of senior leaders from accross the Company. Together, they form a forward-thinking, collaborative, multicultural group of leaders

Chief Executive Officer

Michele Antonelli

Michele Antonelli has more than 20 years of international experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with extensive expertise in both manufacturing and commercial.

Michele Antonelli previously worked at UCB where he held roles of various responsibility and scope, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Head of lmmunology Europe, overseeing the region’s commercial, medical, and market access activities.

Prior to joining UCB, Michele Antonelli spent 16 years at Merck Serono, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Biotech Manufacturing and Process Development.

He is Swiss and Italian, and graduated as Doctor in Sciences from University of Bari. He trained in Biotechnology at Catholic University in Piacenza and at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Chief Financial Officer

Matthias A. Vogt

Matthias A. Vogt joined Stallergenes Greer from Axalta Coating Systems, where he led the Finance and M&A functions in Europe.

Prior to that he was member of the Management Board and CFO of Merz Pharma Group in Frankfurt since July 2008. Before Merz, he was CFO of the global OTC business of Novartis, where he worked for 11 years in several Finance and CFO positions in Switzerland, Latin America and the US. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering he worked as a Technical Trainee at Lürssen Werft in Bremen and as Research Associate at Harvard Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Justus Liebig University in Germany.

General Counsel

Valérie Benhamou

Valérie Benhamou joined Stallergenes Greer in 2017 as Associate General Counsel EU and International.

She has more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device law. She joined the company from Abbott, where she was Senior Legal Counsel for France, Benelux and Africa. Prior to Abbott, Valérie Benhamou served as Senior counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb where she provided legal support to all divisions in France and to EMEA commercial operations. Earlier in her career, she practiced at law firms and focused on healthcare matters, including medical liability litigation and intellectual property. Valerie holds a master’s degree in Private law and a postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She has been a member of the Paris Bar since 1999.

Executive Vice President, Head of Americas

Tibor Nemes

Tibor Nemes has more than 20 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in both Europe and in the United States with a proven track record of leadership in engineering, process development, quality assurance and the manufacturing of biologics, solids, and sterile dosage forms.

Tibor Nemes joined Stallergenes Greer in 2016 and served as Global Head of Technical Operations before taking over as Head of the Americas in May 2018.

He previously spent eight years at Novartis where he held roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Global Operations Head, Tech Ops Manufacturing, Strategy and BDM&A where he headed Operations for Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development & Licensing within Global Technical Operations.

Prior to Novartis, Tibor Nemes held Engineering and Operations leadership roles at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Novavax, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Hypex, Inc.

General Manager France

Dominique Pezziardi

Dominique Pezziardi has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, holding positions in sales, marketing and strategic at local, regional and global level.

Dominique Pezziardi gained his expertise in several therapeutic fields including fertility, growth hormones, diabetes, orphan diseases, cardiology and medical devices, within pharmaceutical companies including Ciba, Sanofi and Merck Serono.

He successfully managed global product launches, life cycle development plans, mature franchises relaunch, alliances with strategic partners or more recently, corporate strategy development.

He was graduated from a business school in Bordeaux, France and trained in pharmaco-economy in Milano, Italy.

Head of Commercial Europe and International

Petr Tor

Petr Tor has more than 25 years of international experience in the pharmaceutical industry, holding positions in finance, marketing and sales at local and regional level.

Petr Tor gained his expertise in several therapeutic fields including asthma, cardio, diabetes, glaucom, antibiotics, antifungals and HIV within Merck & Co. known as MSD in Europe, where he spent 16 years.

He joined Stallergenes Greer in 2010 as General Manager of the Czech and Slovak subsidiary and since 2014 he held commercial responsibilities for various regions with growing scope and complexity in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

He is Czech, graduated from Chemistry at Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague and got diploma in Accounting and Finance at MBA Rochester Institute of Technology, New York US Business School in Prague.

Executive VP Operations Europe

Amer Jaber

Amer Jaber has more than 20 years of international experience in the management of biopharmaceutical manufacturing sciences and technical operations.

Prior to joining Stallergenes Greer, Amer Jaber was Head of Biotechnology Operations at R-Pharm where he was in charge of developing the long-term strategy and execution of in-house and external technical operations for CMC Development and Manufacturing. He was previously Head of Global Biotech Development and Manufacturing for Technical Operations and Managing Director of UCB Switzerland. Before joining UCB, he held roles of increasing responsibility in product development, quality and manufacturing at Mondobiotech, Serono International and Rivopharm. 

He holds a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from the University of Geneva and has completed various executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School, IMD and Babson College.

Global Head of People Operations and Talent Development

Andrew Suchoff

Andrew Suchoff has been with Stallergenes Greer since 2015, prior to the merger and leads Global People Operations and Talent Development. 

He has over 25 years of experience, which includes living and working in US, Asia, UK and Switzerland. Over his career, Andrew has led HR in high-growth companies of 30,000 employees, built HR infrastructure, led key integrations of acquisitions and overseen dramatic cultural transformations. In addition, Andrew has worked in entrepreneurial ‘start up’ environments complimenting his experience in life sciences and consumer product global organizations.

Most recently, Andrew was Chief HR Officer at inVentiv Health a leading global provider of clinical, commercial and consulting services.  Earlier in his career, for 7 years, he worked at Serono International  (acquired by Merck KGaA in September 2006) in a variety of senior HR leadership roles.  Prior to Serono, he worked in both Financial and HR roles at The Gillette Company, for 12 years.

Global Head, Business Development M&A

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, working in the US, France, Switzerland and the UK.

He has held executive management positions in sales and marketing, product development, corporate development/M&A, and venture capital and private equity investments.

He was head of merger and acquisitions for Rhone Poulenc Group which created Aventis through the merger of Hoechst before becoming general partner at Advent Venture Partners.

Prior to joining Stallergenes Greer, Patrick Lee was a partner with Ares Life Science.

He is a graduate of Vassar College in biology and received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as a MS from Johns Hopkins University.

Global Head of Corporate Strategy and Project Management Office

Nicola Lamacchia

Nicola Lamacchia has more than 15 years of executive experience as business partner in Biotechmanufacturing and commercial management.

Nicola joined Stallergenes Greer in March 2017 as Head of Finance for Europe and International.

Prior to joining Stallergenes Greer, he was Head of Finance for International at Shire, leading the creation of a new financial frameworks and supporting the company’s growth and expansion.

Prior to Shire, he held several country, regional and division-level financial roles at Merck Serono, including Head of Divisional Controlling for the Neurology, Fertility and Endocrinology business, Head of Commercial Europe Finance, Global Biotech Manufacturing Controller, Finance and Logistic Director.

He is Swiss and Italian and holds a Master’s Degree in Business and Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, and a Business and Leadership Program MBA from MIT-Sloan.