François Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector and is currently a Venture Partner at Sofimac, responsible for management of the Inserm Transfert Initiative portfolio. Prior to this he was the CEO of Cytheris, a private biotech company, and have held management positions at Ipsen (VP Clinical Development), Genset (VP Licensing and Pharmacogenomics), led the healthcare corporate finance at Bryan Garnier and was a Venture Partner at Atlas Ventures. He has been on the board of directors of more than 20 biotech companies in the EU and NA, and has been involved in the development of multiple HemOnc drugs during his professional career. Dr. Thomas is a French certified medical oncologist, a former assistant professor at the Gustave Roussy Institute, and received an MSc in cancer biology and an MBA in management from Paris University and MIT (Boston), respectively. He is a French citizen.