Jean-Pierre LEHNER MD, cardiologist and internal medicine graduate served the pharmaceutical industry for 30 years. Before joining pharmaceutical industry Jean-Pierre was practitioner in Hospital Bichat, Paris (France), where during the last 4 years he was heading the Intensive Care Unit of Cardiology.
Dr. Lehner assumed various roles in medical affairs. In 1981, he joined Roussel-Uclaf Company first as medical director in France, then in charge of international clinical development untill1992. Dr. Lehner served successively at Sanofi as Head of Clinical Development for 4 years before taking the scientific director position in France until 2002 and developed the European medical team before taking the position of Global Medical Director in 2005.
In 2009 Dr. Lehner was appointed as Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer reporting to the Head of R&D and to Sanofi’s CEO. In this position Jean-Pierre had responsibility for world-wide medical affairs, regulatory affairs, safety and HEOR research including comparative effectiveness. During these years Jean-Pierre had acquired à very large expertise in the benefit-risk assessment of marketed and non-marketed products and defended many regulatory files in front of the Global agencies.
Well-respected in the medical community & pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Lehner led the development of new concepts within Medical affairs to fit the external evolution such as Innovative methodologies for Real world research and development of Relative Medical Value to enhance the patient – centric value of drug development and played key role in enhancement of coverage and reimbursement dossier development.
He is now Executive Director of his own company (JPLPHARMA CONSULTING).