Laurent Fischer, M.D. is Adverum’s president, chief executive officer, interim chief medical officer, and serves as a director. Dr. Fischer has more than 20 years of drug development and commercialization experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Before joining Adverum, Dr. Fischer was senior vice president and head of the Liver Therapeutic Area at Allergan, PLC. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Tobira Therapeutics until its acquisition by Allergan in November 2016. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Jennerex, Inc. until its acquisition by SillaJen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Prior to Jennerex, he was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Ocera Therapeutics and president and chief executive officer of Auxeris Therapeutics, Inc. Over the span of his career, Dr. Fischer has held roles of increasing responsibility at several companies, including, RXCentric, Inc. (now part of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.), MedVantx Inc., Dupont Pharmaceuticals, Dupont-Merck, and F. Hoffmann-La Roche.
Dr. Fischer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Geneva and his medical degree from the Geneva Medical School, Switzerland.
Dr. Fischer currently serves as chairman of the board of CTI Biopharma, as director at Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lycia Therapeutics, and as senior advisor on the Life Sciences Team at Frazier Healthcare Partners.