- Chief Innovation Officer
Mr. Jean-Marc Leroux is the Chief Innovation Officer of Covance and General Manager CCLS Europe. He has been in this role since February 2014.
Throughout his 15-year career with Covance, Mr. Leroux has been instrumental in shaping the company’s Central Laboratory strategy and securing new talent and technology to deliver strategic advances in that business. He progressed through various leadership positions in Central Laboratories, including Vice President of Global Laboratory Operations and Scientific/ Technical Affairs, Vice President for all Central Laboratory Global Operations (Laboratory, Sample Management/Lab Pre-analytical Services, Investigator Site Support, Logistics, and Kit Production) and most recently Vice President of Global Innovation & GM Europe for CLS. He has always been dedicated to identifying new technology and business innovations throughout his career at Covance, advocating for state-of-the-art laboratory automation, advances in informatics and new services like biomarkers and point-of-care devices.
Prior to joining Covance, Mr. Leroux launched his own network of diagnostics labs in France, implemented the central laboratory division for clinical trials at Pasteur Institute and worked in different European CROs and served as a board member for Eclosion and Metaphora.
Headed by Mr. Leroux, Covance’s Geneva site has earned a string of awards for carpooling and reducing biohazard waste, including First Prize of Economy in 2014 from Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Leroux holds doctorate degrees in pharmaceutics (Sc. Pharmaceutics) and pharmacy (PharmD); a National Diploma in biochemistry, hematology, bacteriology and immunology; and a University Diploma in biological and medical engineering. He is the first prize recipient of the Behring Award in Biology and “Ancien interne des Hopitaux”.
Mr. Leroux lives in Geneva with his wife and has five children.