Dr. Antoine Yver: A conversation on his leadership philosophy and the evolution of his biopharma career.

July 2021

Dr. Antoine Yver, M.D., M.Sc., serves as Chief Medical Officer at Centessa Pharmaceuticals. He brings more than 30 years of global experience in the pharmaceutical industry to Centessa and has led the approvals of 11 different drugs, including TAGRISSO, LYNPARZA, and ENHERTU. He led the development of TAGRISSO in 2 years and 7 months from the first human dose to the U.S. approval and its rapid deployment to all other major regions, which was the fastest ever for an anti-cancer drug. Antoine joins Centessa from Daiichi Sankyo Company, Ltd., where he served as Executive Vice President and Global Head, R&D Oncology, and Chair of the Cancer Enterprise.

Previously, Antoine was with AstraZeneca, PLC, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Global Medicine Head, Oncology, and Global Medicines Development China Lead. Earlier, Antoine held various clinical development roles at Schering-Plough/Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., Applied Immune Sciences, Inc., and Chugai-RP.

Antoine is a Pediatric Oncologist and holds an M.D. from Université Paris-Saclay.

In his conversation with Victor, our global life sciences practice leader and senior partner, Antoine takes us through his unique leadership philosophy developed throughout his professional career—as a doctor and a biopharma leader. He also touches upon his early career, his decision to join the industry, professional career development, and leadership development learnings and strategies.

Watch the full conversation between Dr. Antoine Yver and Victor Kleinman in the video above!

Victor Kleinman
Senior Partner, Global Life Sciences Practice Leader
Related Articles