Pierre Courteille, '04 (AXP-3)
Chief Commercial Officer & Vice President Business Development
Pierre has more than 20 years experience in marketing and commercial operations within the pharmaceutical industry and has spent the last 13 years working in France and Japan. He holds a degree in pharmacy, a master’s degree in Biological and Medical Sciences, a master’s degree in Company Management and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
At Sanofi-Pasteur Japan, Pierre was in charge of the pre-launch activities of HIB/ meningitis and IPV/polio vaccines. At the start of 2005, he became president of Guerbet Japan and VP for Guerbet Asia. He successfully managed the roll-out of its Japanese subsidiary and led the development of other branches in Asia. From 2009, Pierre served as VP sales for Asia, Latin America and was promoted to senior VP sales and marketing for Guerbet as well as CEO of MEDEX.
In 2015, Pierre was named chief commercial officer and VP business development at ABIVAX, an innovative biotechnology company developing therapies that stimulate the body’s natural immune system machinery to treat patients with viral infections, inflammatory diseases and cancer.
In addition to his professional activities, Pierre is VP of France Biotech serving as treasurer and head of the corporate finance committee, president of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France and member of the board of the University of Chicago Alumni Association of France.