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Jean-Pierre COVILARD

Founding Partner

Jean-Pierre has been active in the healthcare sector for more than 25 years in both consultancy and the pharma industry, where he started to work in finance and market access.

In over 21 years as a strategy consultant, he has worked with many diverse client companies, across a wide range of therapeutic areas, successfully guiding them through the development of more effective strategic plans, challenging them to optimize their investment decisions and supporting them to maximize the impact of their business opportunity assessments.

In 2011, Jean-Pierre teamed up with Isabelle Cami to create Quadrant, with the aim of providing healthcare companies with bespoke solutions that really make a difference.

Jean-Pierre graduated from EDHEC Business School in France. He enjoys architecture and seeks to voyage by boat whenever possible.

Isabelle CAMI

Founding Partner

Isabelle graduated from ESSEC Business School in France, and since then she has gained over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, including several years within industry, to the level of Country Manager for DAKO.

Before founding Quadrant, Isabelle also gained experience in consulting, working for ADL, ZS Associates, and ISO Healthcare Group, now part of Monitor Deloitte, where she met Jean-Pierre Covilard.

Isabelle and Jean-Pierre became business partners in 2011, teaming up to create Quadrant, and during almost 10 years together they have provided bespoke solutions that have really made a difference to a diverse range of healthcare companies, both global and local entities, across a wide range of therapeutic areas, and life-cycle stages.

Isabelle’s particular area of interest is leveraging the use of biomarkers and diagnostics to create more holistic product offerings, although as an experienced consultant she has collaborated successfully on numerous other projects. Typical examples include performance optimization through organizational design/re-design, supporting client teams to develop effective launch readiness strategies (for pharmaceuticals, biotech products or diagnostics), as well as optimizing strategic and tactical plans.

Away from work, Isabelle enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family and friends, as well as travelling for fun to learn about other cultures.

Laurent DUBALEN

Partner

Laurent has 20 years’ experience in life sciences, in both consultancy (starting his career at ZS Associates), and pharmaceutical companies (Sanofi, Sandoz). His expertise covers global brand strategy, competitive readiness and performance analysis, especially across onco-hematology, respiratory, immunology and rare diseases, as well as a wide-range of other therapeutic areas. Additionally, his years at Sandoz France as a commercial director for the hospital portfolio gave him an in-depth understanding of the generics business. As a consultant, Laurent has proven himself to be an effective sparring partner for international cross-functional teams of several leading pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies.

Laurent studied engineering at ENSTA Paristech in France, and he still enjoys being based in Paris, although he will take advantage of any opportunity to go back to the South West of France where he grew up.

Sarah HUTT

Sarah has over 20 years of experience in life sciences across all stages of the brand life-cycle. She has specific interest in developing marketing and market access strategies, pre-license / pre-launch. Before becoming a consultant, Sarah spent 14 years working within the healthcare industry, reaching Director level positions in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, with responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Market Access, Medical, and Business Intelligence functions. Her experience spans across human and animal life sciences, aqua health, and animal nutrition technology, and she has led projects involving vaccines, biologics, phytoceuticals, nutraceuticals and enzymes. Sarah has worked with Global brand teams, European brand teams, and those based within the UK and Ireland, representing a wide range of companies from Global ‘Top 5’, through mid-size, to biotech start-ups.

Sarah studied biochemistry at Aberystwyth University in the UK. She is now based in London, where she enjoys walking with her dog in the many parks, and making full use of the art galleries, theatres, and cinemas. Sarah also has a passion for early 20th Century architecture and spends as much time as possible travelling to the Art Deco capitals of the World, as well as working on Victorian or Edwardian renovation projects.

Brian NEEDHAM

Brian has been working as a strategy consultant in healthcare and life sciences for more than eight years, first at Deloitte and now at Quadrant. His previous experiences have included supporting leading pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers address strategic and operational challenges.  Brian has lived and worked in the USA, UK, and France, while providing consulting services to healthcare clients across 10+ countries globally.

Brian holds an MBA and a Master’s in Health Administration from the Ohio State University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from James Madison University.  Today he is based in Paris, and as a cooking enthusiast and new father, he enjoys experimenting with new recipes that he can test out on his growing family.

Sébastien PLANCHE

Sébastien has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry both with consulting agencies and pharmaceutical companies. As a consultant, he has developed expertise in brand planning, as well as process and organization design (including territory alignment, sales force effectiveness optimization and dashboarding) as a specialized consultant of the the pharma sector. Sébastien also worked 7 years at Astellas Pharma France as Business Services Manager for the French affiliate. Within Astellas, he managed 4 operational teams, Sales Force Effectiveness, Market Research, Market Access and Congresses, and participated in numerous Astellas Pan-European projects including Veeva implementation and European SFE project streams.

Sébastien is a Doctor in Pharmacy and graduated from the ESSEC business school in France.

Edie WU

Edie has more than eight years of experience in the healthcare industry across the payor, provider, pharmaceutical, and medical device segments. With previous experiences at L.E.K and Bain, she has played a key role in the development of global and regional strategic plans including leading both cross-functional and cross-cultural teams, facilitating workshops and sprints, and implementing strategic initiatives. She has worked in the U.S., the UK, the Nordics, Germany, Switzerland and France for companies based in the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan.

Edie studied neuroscience at Dartmouth College in the U.S. and business at INSEAD in France. She has a particular fondness for baking pastries, knitting baby toys and accessories for her friends, and hiking in mountainous national parks.

Christophe LUSARDI

Christophe has more than six years of consulting experience, working on a wide range of French, European, and international projects. He has worked on a wide variety of healthcare products in different medical indications including lung cancer, breast cancer, rheumatoid polyarthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. His areas of expertise include providing quantitative and analytical support to life sciences projects for clinical trial enrolment, assessment of current market and competitive environments, elaboration of integrated strategies, identification of partnership opportunities, and development of country / global forecasting platforms. Prior to joining Quadrant, he worked at international consulting firm Corporate Value Associates in China, Japan, and Australia.

Christophe studied Applied Mathematics at Centrale Paris and Finance at the ESSEC business school and is fluent in French, Italian, and English. He is now based in Basel, and he enjoys reading books on Italian history and exploring the Italian mountains where his family originated.

Marine RAVELEAU

Marine has three years of consultancy experience in the healthcare industry. She has participated in projects related to strategic thinking, opportunity assessment (asset valuation, geographic expansion, business development) and organization design (diagnosis and redesign of key pharma functions, including in redundancy plan contexts). Before that she worked 2.5 years for EY’s audit division, for clients in the life sciences sector but also media and luxury (fashion and spirits).

Marine holds a Masters of Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers) and a Masters of Sciences in Biomedical Engineering (Paris Descartes). As a former gymnast, yoga practice has become part of her daily routine to revive her old passion. Marine is French and based in Paris, although she has a particular fondness for traveling: tropical destinations with wild underwater ecosystems are on top of her list.

Pauline REBAUDET

Pauline has five years of strategy consulting experience with a strong exposure to the healthcare and life sciences sectors, which started at Advention Business Partners. She has contributed to dozens of strategy projects for major Medtech and Diagnostics players in EU-5 countries and the U.S., including new market entry and opportunity assessments. She has also conducted over twenty other projects in various industries.

Pauline holds a master’s in management from ESCP Europe, a French Business School. She has a passion for trekking, especially at high altitudes. She loves to travel around the world and is also addicted to jogging.

Avaneesh THAUTAM

Avaneesh has more than seven years of experience in the life science industry across various functions including research, product development, customer insights, and healthcare consulting. Most recently, he has helped develop global and regional strategic plans for new product launches, as well as the brand positioning for said products. His expertise lies in integrating quantitative and qualitative insights from primary and secondary research to develop tailored solutions for diverse business needs, and has worked with teams across the APAC region, USA, and France.

Avaneesh holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and has a master’s in biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He enjoys cooking, particularly Indian and east Asian cuisine. He is also deeply passionate about environmental sustainability and aspires to being carbon negative over his lifetime.

Paul PIJULET

Paul has experience in strategic planning and tool development for new and existing innovative therapies in life sciences. In particular, Paul has gained expertise identifying critical success factors for personalized healthcare companies developing targeted therapies. Paul has worked with brand teams across local, regional and global levels for both Top 10 and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies.

Paul is attending the emlyon business school in France. He is based in Paris where he enjoys the large range of restaurants as well as the diversity of the concerts and musical events. As a former professional swimmer, you might see him at the swimming pool trying to revive his old passion.

Fayssal SADI-CHERIF

Fayssal is a business-minded bioengineer passionate about healthcare innovation, who has experienced the healthcare industry from multiple angles including strategy consulting, biotech process development, and private equity. He brings rigorous scientific training in cutting-edge medical technologies to his engagements. Fayssal has a solid understanding of innovative treatments including cell and gene therapies, and has worked with leading biopharma companies in projects ranging from global brand strategies to competitive intelligence workshops.

Fayssal is a graduate of UCL and Imperial College in London, UK with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. Outside of Quadrant, Fayssal is a music enthusiast and a keen backpacker who enjoys avid discourse about political and environmental subjects.