Flamel Technologies (Nasdaq: FLML) announced today that the Board of Directors has nominated Dr. Catherine Bréchignac, Mr. Guillaume Cerutti, and the Honorable Craig Stapleton for election to serve as members of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Company also announced today that Mr. Frederic Lemoine will complete his current term as a member of the Company’s Board at Flamel’s annual meeting, scheduled to be held on June 24, 2011.
Dr. Catherine Bréchignac
Dr. Bréchignac graduated and received her PhD in Physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. She is a member and the “Secrétaire Perpétuel” of the French National Academy of Sciences, a member of the French National Academy of Technologies, a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the Royal Belgium Academy of Sciences, and also serves as the French Ambassador for science, technology and innovation. In addition, Dr Bréchignac is a former Chairperson of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); she served as the first Chairperson of the “Haut Conseil des Biotechnologies” (2009-2011); and she was until recently (2008-2011) the Chairperson of the International Council for Science.
Dr. Bréchignac has served as a board member of Renault SA, and was a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and Member of the European Physical Society. She has been awarded the French Légion d’Honneur and has received honorary doctorates from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne, the Georgia Tech Institute, and the Freie Universität Berlin. She was awarded, among numerous prizes, the prize of the Académie des Sciences in 1991 for her ground-breaking research.Mr. Guillaume Cerutti Mr. Cerutti is the Chairman and CEO of Sotheby’s France. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in 1991 and began his career as a civil servant at the Ministry of Finance and the Economy where he worked as a member of the Inspection Générale des Finances. He was the head of the “Direction Générale de la Concurrence et de la Répression des Fraudes” (the French administration charged with enforcing all anti-trust and fraud related issues). He was the Managing Director of the Centre Georges Pompidou between 1996 and 2001. Between 2002 and 2004 he served as chief of staff of France’s Minister for Culture and Media, and played a decisive role in the preparation of the laws that reformed corporate sponsorship in France. He currently serves as a director of Ingenico SA, and chairman of the Institut de Financement du Cinéma et des Industries Culturelles (IFCIC), a financial company which offers guarantees and loans in the cultural sector in France.