Aeterna Zentaris has announced the appointment of Richard Sachse, MD, PhD, as Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer. Before joining Aeterna Zentaris, Dr. Sachse was Vice President, Head of Global Translational Medicine at Boehringer Ingelheim.
"We are very proud to welcome Dr. Sachse to our leadership team. As CSO, he will be responsible for all areas of our global research and development activities, while also serving on the corporate Operating Committee. In developing his industry career, Dr. Sachse has held increasingly responsible positions with several leading pharmaceutical companies, including Bayer, Schwarz Pharma, UCB and Boehringer Ingelheim, overseeing major drug development programs in a variety of different therapeutic areas, including oncology and endocrinology", said David Dodd, President and CEO of Aeterna Zentaris.
Dr. Sachse added, "I am delighted to get the opportunity to become part of Aeterna Zentaris' team and very much looking forward to contribute in advancing the Company's portfolio pipeline along the value chain. I believe that the combination of Aeterna Zentaris' highly qualified and motivated personnel, together with its strong scientific platform, holds much promise for the future success of our projects."