Board of Directors & Executive Team

Novostia is led by a global team with a breadth of experience, surrounded by leading international and multidisciplinary partners.

  • Jean-Luc Vermeulen
    Chairman of the Board
    40 years+ experience in Business Management

    • Jean-Luc graduated from Ecole Polytechnique of Paris and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. 

    • He served as President Exploration & Production and member of the Executive Committee of Total SA. Prior to this, he held a number of different managerial positions in the Elf Aquitaine Group, in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
    • Jean-Luc is co-founder and Chairman of Majus Ltd., a UK company, which develops and markets innovative technologies for the oil production industry.  
  • Geoffroy Lapeyre
     CEO & Co-founder
    — 18 years+ experience in Business Management 

    • Geoffroy holds a Master in Management and Corporate Finance from Audencia Graduate School of Management, Nantes, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Dauphine University, Paris.
    • Geoffroy brings over 18 years of experience in corporate finance. He held managerial positions at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. He also worked at Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services (M&A, Restructuring), Edmond de Rothschild Corporate Finance (M&A) as well as at start-ups (Triflo Medical, Monelis). 
  • Soad El Ghazouani
     Board Member
    25 years+ experience in Medical Devices

    • Soad holds an MBA in international business from the EM Lyon and a biomedical engineering degree. She brings more than 25 years of global experience in the medical device industry, gained in Europe and the U.S.A.
    • Soad held several managerial positions, as VP global marketing with Biosensors, as CEO of Bioring, or as Vice President Europe for Ev3. Soad also served in several operational management positions for Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Meadox and Hitachi. 
  • Claude Clément
     Board Member
    — 25 years+ experience in Medical Devices

    • Claude holds a Masters in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from EPFL in Lausanne and an MBA from HEC at the University of Lausanne.

      He brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of active implantable medical devices. 

      Claude currently serves as Chief Technology Officer at the Wyss Center for Neuro-Engineering. Prior to this, Claude held a number of managerial positions, such as Plant Manager of the Swiss operations of Medtronic or Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Intermedics (now Boston Scientific). 

      Claude has also been founder, chairman or board member of several start-ups as well as a consultant for major companies.