Servier has appointed Bertrand Renaud as Chief Patient Officer.
Bertrand Renaud will lead the Global Patient Affairs department; whose mission is to integrate the voice of the patient at every stage of the drug life cycle. His main objective will be to coordinate, promote, and develop patient engagement within the Group and its subsidiaries around the world, in collaboration with patients and patient organizations.
With more than 30 years of experience in the Group Bertrand Renaud will continue the work already begun by his predecessor, Lode Dewulf, in order to strengthen the “patient culture” within the Group and the collaborative work dynamic with patients and patient associations.
“It is with great pride that I welcome this appointment. As a physician, I have always placed the human being at the heart of my scientific and professional endeavors. I am thoroughly convinced that the benefits for patients will be even greater if medicine is developed with them. (…)”
Patient representatives are already involved in 25% of the Group’s study protocols.