François Fournier is a seasoned Franco-American healthcare executive who brings over 25 years of experience in leadership, commercial globales functions, corporate roles, as well as an expertise of HTL’s therapeutic areas, especially dermatology and medical esthetics. Before joining HTL Biotechnology, François Fournier served as CEO of Virbac North America, where he consistently led the increased growth and profitability of the region year over year. Prior to Virbac, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Smith and Nephew where he served as the region head for Asia, and also president of the wound care business in North America. Prior to Smith and Nephew, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Galderma (joint venture L'Oreal/Nestlé), including President of the North America region and before Area Vice President of Europe, Asia, Latin America and Head of Global Marketing as well as General Manager in Indonesia, China and Germany. Originally from Paris, Francois has lived and worked on three different continents and in seven different countries. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy (France and Germany) and earned a Master's in Business Intelligence from HEC International Business School in Paris.

François Fournier

Chief Executive Officer


Laurène Brodiez is the Chief Commercial Officer of HTL since July 2021. Laurène Brodiez has a solid experience in sales force management and marketing, in leading strategic projects at an executive level, as well as growing sales in an international environment. Prior joining HTL, she had different roles at Sanofi including as General Manager EuroAPI North America for Sanofi Active Ingredients Solutions (New Jersey, USA), chief of staff of the General Manager France, and Head of Sales representatives. She holds a master’s degree in Advances Biotechnologies from ESIEE Management in Paris (France) and a bachelor degree in Cellular Biology.

Laurène Brodiez

Chief Commercial Officer


Christophe Coyard is the Chief Industrial Performance Officer since April 2020. Christophe Coyard brings over 25 years of industrial experience gained in both the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior joining HTL, he held leadership roles in various GSK manufacturing sites where he acquired experience in industrial project management in a highly regulated environment. He also developed his expertise in lean manufacturing management and engineering working for automotive suppliers. Christophe Coyard holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole des Arts et Métiers (France).

Christophe Coyard

Chief Industrial Performance Officer


Marie-Armelle Floc’h is the Chief Quality and Compliance Officer of HTL since June 2019. Marie-Armelle Floc’h has more than 25 years of experience in Quality Control, Quality Assurance and project management in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior joining HTL, she held the position of Senior Quality Manager at GSK, a worldwide vaccines production site. From 2001 to 2013, she held various executive positions at Ceva, such as Quality Control Manager or Project Manager Officer. She holds a master's degree in Quality Assurance from Nantes University (France) and a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Marie-Armelle Floc’h

Chief Quality & Compliance Officer


Anne-Laure Gaudry is the Innovation and R&D Director of HTL Biotechnology since October 2023. With a strong background in innovation and product development, Anne-Laure Gaudry is specialized in dermo-cosmetics as well as pharmaceuticals. Prior joining HTL Biotechnology, Anne-Laure Gaudry forged an international career path in China and Brazil at L'Oréal, Granado Pharmacias and Pierre Fabre. She holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the Rouen National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA).

Anne-Laure Gaudry

Head of Innovation and R&D


Bertrand Hurtault joined HTL Biotechnology as Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer in August 2019. Prior joining HTL, Mr. Hurtault started his career as a strategic and financial analyst at Varenne Capital Partners, a value investing oriented mutual fund. He is graduated from Paris-Assas University where he obtained a degree in Corporate and Market Finance, with a specialization in data analytics.

Bertrand Hurtault

Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer


Emmanuel Lefèvre joined HTL Biotechnology October 2022, as Chief HR Officer (CHRO). Emmanuel Lefèvre brings 25 years of HR operational and strategic leadership experiences, successfully built in France and internationally, within fast growing and high technology industries such as life sciences, food ingredient and health. Prior joining HTL Biotechnology, he was the HR VP of the Taste, Nutrition and Health segment of Symrise, that he joined in 2018. Previously, Emmanuel held several international HR management roles within Dover for Markem-Imaje. Emmanuel Lefèvre got his postgraduate degree in Human Resources from the Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

Emmanuel Lefèvre

Chief HR Officer


Cyril Picault was appointed Chief Operating Officer of HTL in January 2018. Cyril Picault has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing processes for API and supply chain. Prior to this position, Cyril started his career in HTL as Production Manager from 2003 to 2018. He holds a Master of Engineering from the AgroParisTech (France) and obtained a training degree in Global Operation Management at the University of Irvine (United States).

Cyril Picault

Chief Operating Officer


Nicolas Préfol joined HTL Biotechnology in September 2022 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nicolas Préfol has more than 20 years of experience in international industrial companies, with a specific focus on Finance. Prior to joining HTL, he was the CFO and Secretary general for Segro Group, the leading independent manufacturer of Cartesian robots in Europe. Previously, he worked for General Electric, driving growth and profitability in the group’s international divisions (Germany, USA, Australia, Italy, Switzerland) as well as an assignment as CFO in France. He is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University (International Business), and of Toulouse Business School (Finance and Management).

Nicolas Préfol

Chief Financial Officer