Dr. Guillaume Pfefer joined Kala in July 2012 as the company’s President, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Pfefer brings to Kala more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry leading commercial, strategic, R&D, and industrial operations.
Prior to joining Kala, Dr. Pfefer held a number of ascending leadership positions over a nine-year career at Sanofi Pasteur. He most recently served as General Manager of Sanofi Pasteur Mexico, one of the company’s largest worldwide affiliates. His previous positions include Vice President, Global Head of the Sanofi Pasteur’s Influenza and Pneumococcal Franchise and Global Head of Corporate Strategy. Prior to his tenure with Sanofi Pasteur, Dr. Pfefer held executive management positions with Aventis and Rhone-Poulenc.
Dr. Pfefer holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National School for Chemical Engineering (Nancy, France), a PhD in Materials Science from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France, and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.