David Setboun, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Dr. David Setboun joined Brainstorm in April 2020 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Setboun has a vast experience from major biopharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Setboun, has directed commercial development, business strategy, and product launches for two decades at three global biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently, Dr. Setboun served as VP Corporate Development, Strategy & Business at Life Biosciences. In this role, David was instrumental in the development of various critical commercial, operating and funding milestones. From June 2015 to June 2018, he served as President, Biogen, France where he launched Biogen’s rare disease franchise. In addition, he supervised the launch of key neurology products and oversaw the Biosimilar business unit. Prior to his tenure at Biogen, Dr. Setboun, served as President, AstraZeneca, Portugal from 2012 to 2015, where he managed a product portfolio that grossed over $200 million annually. Prior to this role, David led the European Sales & Marketing function as AstraZeneca’s VP Europe where he directed a team of executives in marketing, commercial excellence, pricing and market access. During his tenure, he expanded AstraZeneca’s Oncology, Diabetes and Cardiovascular franchises. From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Setboun directed national and international teams and projects for Eli Lilly and Company in France and the USA. Fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Dr. Setboun received his Pharmaceutical Doctorate (Pharm.D.) from University Paris XI in 1997 and his MBA from H.E.C Paris in 2001. More recently, David graduated from Harvard Business School (AMP 194).

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