Egetis continues to strengthen the commercial and medical affairs organizations for the expected launch of Emcitate® in 2024
November 18, 2022
Stockholm, Sweden, November 18, 2022. Egetis Therapeutics AB (publ) (NASDAQ Stockholm: EGTX) today announced further key recruitments to its commercial and medical affairs organizations in the United States and Europe, in preparation for the expected launch of Egetis lead drug candidate Emcitate in 2024. These key recruitments bring substantial experience and proven track records in successful launch preparations and commercialization of drugs in ultra-orphan diseases, including Spinraza®, Brineura® and Tecfidera®.
Nigel Nicholls will take on the position as General Manager (GM) UK and Northern European Cluster (Ireland, Nordics and Baltics). He will join Egetis in April 2023 and be based in the UK.
Raymond Francot will take on the position as GM Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Eastern European Cluster. He will join Egetis in January 2023 and be based in Zurich, Switzerland and Munich, Germany.
Sylvain Forget will take on the position as GM France and Southern European Cluster (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece). He will join Egetis in January 2023 and be based in Paris, France.
John Walsh has been recruited as Vice President of Medical Affairs, North America. He joined Egetis in October 2022 and is based in Cape Coral, Florida, USA.
Kate Sulham has been recruited as Vice President of Market Access and Pricing, North America. She joined Egetis in October 2022 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Nicklas Westerholm, CEO of Egetis, said: ”We continue to stepwise establish inhouse commercial capabilities with the aim of having an organization of 40-50 employees, in the USA and Europe combined, at time of launch of Emcitate in 2024. It’s a pleasure to welcome these highly experienced professionals to Egetis. I’m honored to see that we can recruit top talent, with experience from some of the most successful biotech companies, and with proven track records of launching drugs in ultra-orphan diseases.”
Nigel Nicholls joins from Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT). Prior to GBT, Nigel spent over 10 years at BioMarin as area director and country manager for UK & Ireland. At BioMarin he managed the introductions of NICE managed access agreements for Vimizim® (elosulfase alfa) for Morquio A syndrome and for Brineura® (cerliponase alfa) for ceroid lipofuscinosis 2 (CLN2).
Raymond Francot joins from Myriad Genetics where he has held roles as Chief Commercial Officer Europe and Executive Vice President, Head of International Operations. Between 2011-2017 Raymond was General Manager Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and launched several orphan drugs for cystic fibrosis.
Sylvain Forget joins from a role as CEO at BlueDil International Ltd. Between 2006-2013 Sylvain was Vice President Europe Middle East North Africa (EMENA) at SOBI. The EMENA region covered 27 countries and commercialized 17 products dedicated to rare diseases. Earlier in his career Sylvain worked at NovoNordisk, Lundbeck, Zambon and Glaxo.
John Walsh joins from Thirteen Consulting Group, where he was a Medical Affairs consultant. Between 2017-2020 John was Vice President, North America Medical Affairs at EMD Serono. Prior to that he was at Biogen, in several leadership roles, including the launches of Spinraza® (nusinersen) for spinal muscular atrophy and Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate) for multiple sclerosis.
Kate Sulham, consulted for multiple early-stage biopharmaceutical companies focusing on market access and value-based reimbursement strategies, prior to joining Egetis. She previously held leadership roles at Spero Therapeutics and The Medicines Company, leading Medical Affairs and Global Value & Access, respectively. Kate has also held several consulting roles at GfK, PatientsLikeMe, Boston Healthcare Associates, and Mapi Values.