BeiGene, Ltd. announced that Olivier Brandicourt, M.D. has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Dr. Brandicourt will join the audit committee of the Board. Dr. Brandicourt replaces Thomas Malley, Tom, who has served on the Board since 2016.

Olivier Brandicourt is a prominent executive in the pharmaceuticals industry with decades of management, medical and marketing experience. He is currently a Senior Advisor at Blackstone Life Sciences and a director of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., BenevolentAI S.A., and Dewpoint Therapeutics Inc. He also serves as chair of the board of AvenCell Therapeutics Inc. Prior to joining Blackstone Life Sciences, Dr. Brandicourt served as CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Sanofi S.A. from 2015 to 2019. Dr. Brandicourt was the CEO and chair of Bayer HealthCare AG from 2013 to 2015.

From 2000 to 2013, Dr. Brandicourt held a series of leadership positions at Pfizer Inc., including as President and General Manager of Global Specialty Care, Global Primary Care and most recently of the Emerging Markets and Established Products business units. Dr. Brandicourt was part of the Pfizer Executive team from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Brandicourt studied medicine in Paris, where he specialized in Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, and holds a master?s degree in biology from Paris XII University and an advanced degree in cellular and immunological pathophysiology from the Paris Descartes University.

During his tenure at Sanofi, Dr. Brandicourt was elected Chairman of the Board of Management of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and Vice President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.