Management team


René Azoulai is Peptinov’s CEO. He’s a graduate engineer from Ecole Polytechnique & Telecom ParisTech. He has more than 20 years of experience managing business units and innovative strategies in the fields of IT services and in the air transport industry, at senior executive level and on a worldwide scale. He has also been in charge of M&As and of an international joint venture operation. René has been a significant investor in Peptinov since 2009, as well as a member of its board. Peptinov will greatly benefit from his managerial, strategic and business development experience during its current expansion phase, including on an international basis.

Jean-François ZAGURY, MD, PhD, Founder

Prof. Zagury graduated from Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris) and he then obtained his medical degree and his PhD in Immunology from Pierre and Marie Curie University. He has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and is inventor of 21 patents. He is currently chair professor of the Department of Bioinformatics at CNAM University, Paris. His laboratory was recently given an A+ evaluation by the French National Research Agency in all criteria, positioning it in the top 5% of French laboratories. He has the full support of his university to work on Peptinov’s project. He was co-founder and CEO of Neovacs (ALNEV) from 1992 to 1998 and its CSO from 2001 to 2003. He founded Peptinov in 2009 to develop his works on anti-cytokine active immunization.


Jean-Pierre SALLES, Pharm.D, CSO

Jean-Pierre Salles holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Toulouse (France), as well as a Master of Microbiology from the same university. Jean-Pierre joined Peptinov in 2017. He was founder and CEO of the company Synprosis (Aix-en-Provence, France) from 2003 to 2010, until it was acquired by the group Provence Technologies. He was CSO of Provence Technologies from 2013 to 2016. Jean-Pierre Salles is a specialist of vaccine development and peptide synthesis. He’s inventor of 8 patents.

Hervé DO, PhD, Co-founder, CFO & Business-Development

Hervé Do holds a MS in Chemistry from ENSCP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris) and a PhD in Biology from Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris 6). He founded and managed his own services company which he exited in 2009. He joined Peptinov at its inception in 2009 and has been working since as VP business development with Prof. Zagury.