Dr. Jean-Marie Vallet is a French-American Life Sciences Executive with 35 years of professional experience in several capacities within the pharma & biotech industry, moving to the business side after starting as a scientist. He is an active angel investor and provides business services to small life sciences companies through his consulting practice, Cyrma Ventures LLC. Between 1986 and 2011, he held positions of increasing responsibilities in several companies including, Pierre Fabre (France) Parke-Davis (Germany) and Bristol Myers Squibb (USA), before rejoining the US biotech industry in 2002. During his career, he negotiated numerous transactions, including acquisitions & divestitures, major in/out licensing agreements, R&D collaborations, fund raising and manufacturing agreements. He obtained his Ph.D. of Molecular Biology from U. of Geneva in 1986 and his M.B.A. from IMD (International Management Development, Lausanne) in 1988, both in Switzerland. Dr. Vallet is an Advisor to the French Government for Trade.