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Johan Heylen (Ablynx N.V. (Euronext Brussels: ABLX, Nasdaq: ABLX))

Heylen, Johan (Ablynx 201411– CCO before GSK + Servier + Wyeth)

 

Organisation Organisation Ablynx N.V. (Euronext Brussels: ABLX, Nasdaq: ABLX)
  Group Ablynx (Group)
Products Product Nanobodies®
  Product 2 cancer immunotherapy (immuno-oncology, I-O)
     

Ablynx N.V.. (11/18/14). "Press Release: Ablynx Appoints Johan Heylen as Chief Commerical Officer". Ghent.

Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced the appointment of Johan Heylen as Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Heylen will assume responsibility for all Ablynx’s commercial activities. He has more than 20 years of experience in global biopharmaceutical sales, marketing and business development at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Servier and Wyeth.

Most recently, Mr Heylen was Executive Director, Global Commercial Lead, Cancer Immunotherapeutics, at GSK, where he headed the global commercial teams and was responsible for the development and implementation of the launch strategy for GSK’s cancer immunotherapeutics portfolio. Prior to that, Mr Heylen led and launched the successful global commercial and marketing efforts for three of GSK’s paediatric vaccines, Rotarix®, Priorix® and Varilix®, which together achieved sales of more than €1.5 billion. He has experience in a wide range of therapeutic fields.

Welcoming Mr Heylen to the team, Dr Edwin Moses, CEO of Ablynx, said:
“Johan joins Ablynx as Chief Commercial Officer at an important stage in our development as a biopharmaceutical company. His extensive commercial experience with some of the world’s leading companies will help Ablynx to maximise the potential of our pipeline as our programmes move through the clinic and towards the market. He will also bring valuable expertise to our business development team as we seek to develop our relationships with pharmaceutical companies around the world.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Heylen added:
“Ablynx has an extraordinary pipeline of products based on its unique Nanobody® discovery platform, validated by an impressive list of partners. I look forward to working with the first-class team to support the company as it moves to the next stage of development and begins to anticipate the commercialisation of the first Nanobody-based therapeutics.”


About Ablynx

Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of Nanobodies®, proprietary therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, which combine the advantages of conventional antibody drugs with some of the features of small-molecule drugs. Ablynx is dedicated to creating new medicines which will make a real difference to society. Today, the Company has more than 30 proprietary and partnered programmes in development in therapeutic areas including inflammation, haematology, oncology and respiratory disease. The Company has collaborations and significant partnerships with pharmaceutical companies including AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co, Merck Serono and Novartis. The Company is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. More information can be found on www.ablynx.com.

For more information, please contact:

Ablynx:

Dr Edwin Moses
CEO
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 07
m: +44 (0)7771 954 193 / +32 (0)473 39 50 68
e: edwin.moses@ablynx.com

Marieke Vermeersch
Associate Director Investor Relations
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 82
m: +32 (0)479 49 06 03
e: marieke.vermeersch@ablynx.com
@AblynxABLX


Ablynx media relations

Consilium Strategic Communications:
Mary-Jane Elliott, Jonathan Birt, Amber Bielecka, Lindsey Neville
t: +44 203 709 5700
e: ablynx@consilium-comms.com


Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this press release are forward-looking, which reflect the Company or, as appropriate, the Company directors’ current expectations and projections about future events. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. A multitude of factors including, but not limited to, changes in demand, competition and technology, can cause actual events, performance or results to differ significantly from any anticipated development. Forward looking statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. As a result, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any update or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which these forward-looking statements are based. Neither the Company nor its advisers or representatives nor any of its parent or subsidiary undertakings or any such person’s officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does either accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

   
Record changed: 2018-02-20

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