Eric is the Lead for Life Science and Health Sector at Cornerstone in China. He is a seasoned business leader and an international advisor in cross-border partnerships and projects in HealthCare in China. Eric is fluent in Chinese, French and English.
Eric is based in Beijing and is also a senior consultant in the Cornerstone Suzhou office.
Eric lived and worked in China for 16 years with Ipsen, making it the second largest affiliate of the Group. He joined Ipsen Group as General Manager of Ipsen China (2001–2011). He was then promoted as Senior Vice President for Asia Operations supervising Asian markets for Consumer HealthCare (2012-2017).
In 1990, he joined HEC Eurasia Institute, a think tank of the HEC School of Management, where he took part in setting up Asian and Chinese strategies for several French and European companies. He was initially in charge of Research, then became Deputy Director of HEC Eurasia Institute.
Eric holds a PhD in Organizational Sociology and speaks fluently French, English and Mandarin. He is a certified independent Director (UK Institute of Directors).
Currently Eric advises several international and Chinese companies and organizations in their development in China. He is focusing on three areas: Strategic Direction, Alliance Management and Public Affairs. Value creation for customers and shareholders is a permanent professional objective.
He was involved in several prominent business organizations in China. He was one of the founder of Tianjin Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC) that he chaired from 2008 to 2011. He co-founded the “French HealthCare Alliance for China” (2013-2014), who brings together all French companies investing in China. He was Vice Chairman (2011-2015) then Chairman (2016-2017) of the Research & Development based Pharmaceutical Association in China (RDPAC). He has designed and launched the “Coalition for Innovation” with domestic associations which actively supported the new drug policy of China. He is also Honorary Chairman of RDPAC.
Eric is a French Trade Advisor since 2007 and is also Adjunct Professor at CEIBS, the top business school in China.