Antoine Yver

Chairman of Development at Centessa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd* (United States)
Date of birth: 
January 31, 1958
Nationality: French, American, Swiss
First elected:  May 2022
Term expires: General Meeting 2025
Business address: 46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)

Independent director / Member of the Scientific Committee

Education and business experience

Antoine Yver took over in 2021 as Chairman of Development at Centessa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. 

He began his oncology development career at Rhône Poulenc Rorer Inc. in 1990. In 1999, he joined the Aventis Group as Senior Director, Oncology Global Clinical Development. In 2005, he was appointed Senior Director of Oncology at Johnson & Johnson* and in 2006, Executive Director of Oncology at Schering-Plough. From 2009 to 2016, he led global oncology development at AstraZeneca*, delivering TAGRISSO and LYNPARZA, including Senior Vice President, GMD Head of Oncology and Lead, China GMD (2013-2016). Subsequently, he was Executive Vice President, Global Head of Oncology Research and Development at Daiichi Sankyo* and developed ENHERTU. 

Antoine Yver is a former intern in medicine at the Hôpitaux de Paris (AIHP) as well as a former assistant at the Hôpitaux de Paris in pediatrics and oncology and former head of clinic at the Universities. He is a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Pediatrics from the University of Paris-Sud 11.
He also obtained a Master's degree in Immunology from the University of Paris.

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2021

  • None

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.