December 22nd 2022
Paris, December 22, 2022 – 7:00 am CET
CARMAT (FR0010907956, ALCAR), 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 announced the co-option of Alexandre Conroy to the Company’s Board of Directors in place of Jean-Pierre Garnier, the outgoing Chairman of the Board who is standing down for personal reasons, for the remaining duration of the latter’s term of office, and his appointment as Chairman of the Board.
A graduate of HEC business school in Paris, Alexandre Conroy (59) started out in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. He then spent most of his career at Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE), a group specializing in medical devices, diagnostics and life sciences. During his 31 years with that company, he was notably President of the Pharmaceutical Systems unit, President for the Americas and EMEA regions and President of the Medication Delivery Solutions unit, in growth, turnaround and acquisition integration contexts. From 2019 to 2022, Alexandre Conroy led the group’s global industrial operations within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on supply chains.
Alexandre Conroy has been a member of the Executive Committee and a Corporate Officer at Becton Dickinson & Co. His career has also led him to live in Argentina, the United States and Europe.
Jean-Pierre Garnier, the outgoing Chairman of CARMAT’s Board of Directors, said: “I have been delighted to contribute to CARMAT’s development over the last four years, and in particular to successfully reach the commercialization stage for Aeson®. The Board of Directors is eagerly looking forward to continuing its ramping up under the chairmanship of Mr. Alexandre Conroy. Alexandre possesses all the necessary skills to successfully steer, alongside Stéphane Piat, the Company’s industrial and commercial development. This highly experienced duo has all the qualities required to make CARMAT a medical device champion in the field of heart failure”.
Stéphane Piat, Chief Executive Officer of CARMAT, added: “I would like to wholeheartedly thank Jean-Pierre Garnier for his support during these crucial years for CARMAT. I am also very pleased to now be able to team up with Mr. Alexandre Conroy. We will be able to rely on his exceptional experience in the health industry to ensure the development of our innovative therapy”.
Alexandre Conroy, CARMAT’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors, concluded: “I have spent my entire career in the medical technologies industry, and the Aeson® heart represents what can be described as a genuine groundbreaking innovation. This device has immense potential and can become a new standard in the management of heart failure. I am very pleased to be able to contribute to its development with the rest of the Board of Directors and the managerial team. I have no doubt that, surrounded by such talented teams, we will be able to make the most of Aeson®’s medical potential for the benefit of patients, and make CARMAT a success story in the French medical industry”.