Laurent Fischer, M.D.
Dr. Fischer is president and chief executive officer of Adverum and serves as a member of its Board of Directors since June 2020. Dr. Fischer has more than 25 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 chief executive officer of Tobira Therapeutics until its acquisition by Allergan in November 2016 for $1.7bn. 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 senior management roles at several companies, including 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.