Following the Intercell-Vivalis merger, Thomas Lingelbach was appointed President & CEO of Valneva. He has been with Intercell since 2006, serving as COO until 2011 and since then as CEO. He has held a variety of positions of increasing international responsibility in his more than 25 years in the pharma and vaccine industry. He joined Intercell from Novartis Vaccine & Diagnostics as Managing Director Germany focusing on the integration with Chiron Vaccine where he served as Vice President Global Industrial Operations and Managing Director Chiron-Behring. Thomas Lingelbach holds a Master's degree in Engineering and complemented his education with a Business Administration program.