Alain J. Gilbert
Non-executive Chairman
Paris and New York

Alain co-founded Bionest Partners 10 years ago after a 30 year career in the life sciences and health-care industry. Over this time, Alain worked in a number of top executive management positions around the globe with large pharma and device companies, such as Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic. He has also led innovative companies at the development stage, notably as European founder President of Biogen, where he was responsible for the launch of Avonex ®, a biotech breakthrough treatment for MS, as well as European founder of IDEXX Labs Inc., which is involved in veterinary, diagnostic, water, and food contaminant testing products.


At Bionest, Alain leads the inception and execution of sales and marketing, product launches, and international deployment, applying his skills in managing large organizations spread throughout the world. He is most involved in the operational side, sharing his vast experience to support strategic teams.


Alain offers the unique combination of experience as a leader and manager of businesses in a cross- section of pharma, medical devices, and diagnostic areas. He has served on the boards of several small biotech companies, mainly in Europe.