CARMAT announces the appointment of Pascale d’Arbonneau as Chief Financial Officer

Paris, December 12, 2018 – 6.00 pm CET
CARMAT (FR0010907956, ALCAR), the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced total artificial heart, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, today announces the appointment of Pascale d’Arbonneau as Chief Financial Officer.
A graduate of the ESCP Europe business school, Pascale d’Arbonneau is a member of the Association nationale des directeurs financiers et de contrôle de gestion, (DFCG, the French association of financial and management control managers) and a lecturer at Paris Diderot University. Before joining CARMAT, Pascale d’Arbonneau was Executive Director of the Econocom International B.V. (EIBV) family office.
She began her career in 1989 as an auditor at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) before entering the pharmaceutical industry as Head of Finance & IT France at Johnson & Johnson – MSD (1995-1999). She spent most of her career (1999-2016) at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). She joined as Director, Head of Controlling & Finance Partnering, France at GlaxoWellcome, just before its merger with SmithKline Beecham, managing a team of 20 people working on the combination of the two companies. She then held a number of senior positions within the Group (Vice President & Finance Controller, Pharma Europe from 2006 to 2010, Vice President & Area Finance Director, Western Europe from 2010 to 2014) before becoming Vice President Compliance and Control Integration for all business units worldwide.
“I am delighted to join CARMAT at a time when the Company is preparing to reach major milestones in its development, to continue the excellent work accomplished thus far on both the financing front and the industrialization front. I look forward to working in collaboration with the team to put in place a detailed financial roadmap and accompany the Company’s growth”, says Pascale d’Arbonneau.
Stéphane Piat, Chief Executive Officer of CARMAT, adds: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Pascale d’Arbonneau to our management team. Her arrival marks the completion of the structuring of our Management Committee in view of the challenges ahead, and notably the finalization of the key stages in the CE marking process. Her unique expertise in finance and management control within major global healthcare groups will be essential to secure the ramping up of our project.”