Executive Committee complete at Ipsen

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Ipsen has filled all the positions in the Group’s Executive Committee after making two new appointments.

Nathalie Joannes has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Susheel Surpal has joined as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Surpal had been a member of the Executive Committee and Financial Director of LABCO since 2009 and will commence his new role in the coming weeks. Nathalie Joannes joins from Genzyme where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief European Counsel for the past three years. She will begin her role on 1st October 2011.

The company has also entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals to launch Inspiration’s haemophilia product portfolio in Europe.

Inspiration aims to file a Marketing Authorisation Application with the EMA for its intravenous recombinant factor IX, IB1001, for the treatment and prevention of bleeding in individuals with haemophilia B by the end of this year.