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Werner Cautreels


Independent Director
Galapagos
Austria

Biography

Werner Cautreels, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009. Dr. Cautreels is the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of Selecta Biosciences, Inc. Previously, Dr. Cautreels joined Solvay Pharmaceuticals SA in 1998 where he was Global Head of R&D and later Global Chief Executive Officer from 2005 onwards, until it was acquired by Abbott Laboratories Inc. in February 2010. Prior to joining Solvay he was employed by Sanofi S.A., Sterling Winthrop, Inc. and Nycomed Amersham PLC in a variety of R&D management positions in Europe and in the United States from 1979 to 1998. Dr. Cautreels was a director of Innogenetics NV and ArQule, Inc. from 1999 until 2006. He was the President of the Belgian-Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce for Russia and Belarus until June 2010. He graduated from the University of Antwerp, with a Doctorate in Chemistry, specializing in mass spectrometry. He received his management and financial education from the Harvard Business School. In the past, Dr. Cautreels has served as a member of the board of directors of Seres Health, Inc.

Research Interest

pharma

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