Laurent has led Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences since 2008 and has been involved in more than 60 medtech and biotech corporate finance transactions and advisory assignments for the Cukierman group. His team works worldwide with venture-backed and middle market companies for fund raising, licensing deals and M&A transactions as well as strategic projects for key life sciences industry players.
Laurent brings extensive international life sciences experience in managing multifunctional teams and setting up new businesses in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, nutraceuticals, animal health and direct-to-consumer markets.
After a veterinary practice and a new venture management experience, he worked for 10 years at Schering-Plough (today Merck & Co.) in marketing positions in dermatology, allergy, respiratory and animal health in France, General Manager in Israel and Vice President, Virology, Oncology and Cardiology in Canada. He then served for 4 years as International General Manager at Bellus Health (ex-Neurochem, NASDAQ & TSE, dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease and AA amyloidosis).
Dr. Choppe is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University Paris XII, laureate of the École Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, CES of Veterinary Ophthalmology and earned a MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France). He is married, father of 3 and lives in Lausanne (Switzerland).