Stéphane Bancel
CEO, Moderna

Friday, June 3, 2022
VIP registration opens at 5:30 p.m.
General registration opens at 6 p.m.

Boston Park Plaza Ballroom


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Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna’s Chief Executive Officer since October 2011, and as a member of Moderna’s Board of Directors since March 2011. Mr. Bancel has led Moderna’s incredible growth and overseen the development of the Covid-19 vaccine that has saved millions of lives around the world. Before joining Moderna, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium, and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux. Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Indigo. He is also a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering. Born in Marseille, France, Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Host Committee

Noubar Afeyan, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Flagship Pioneering & Chairman, Moderna
Udit Batra, Ph.D., President & CEO, Waters Corporation
Stephen Berenson, Managing Partner, Flagship Pioneering and Board Member, Moderna
Stuart Cable, Partner & Vice Chairman, Goodwin, and Global Chair, M&A
Marc N. Casper, Chairman, President & CEO, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Marcello Damiani, Chief of Digital and Operational Excellence, Moderna
Oliver Ewald, Event Chair, Managing Partner, Trellis Holdings
Jim Foster, Chairman, President & CEO, Charles River Laboratories
Linda Henry, CEO, Boston Globe Media
Jean Hynes, CEO, Wellington Management
Sandra J. Horning, M.D., Board Member, Moderna and Olema Pharmaceuticals
Reshma Kewalramani, M.D., CEO & President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Adam Koppel, M.D., Ph.D., Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences
Robert Langer, Ph.D., David H. Koch Institute Professor & Chemical Engineer, MIT, and Academic Co- Founder, Moderna
Mark Levin, Partner & Co-Founder, Third Rock Ventures
Stuart Levinson, CEO & Co-Founder, OpenCompany
Margaret Low, Chief Executive Officer, WBUR
Joel S. Marcus, Executive Chairman & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. / Alexandria Venture Investments
John Maraganore, Ph.D., Former & Founding CEO, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Theo Melas-Kyriazi, Executive Partner, Flagship Pioneering
Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., Executive Vice President for Strategy, ModeX Therapeutics, and Board of Directors, Moderna
Francois Nader, M.D., Chair, Talaris and Benevolent AI, and Board Director, Moderna and Ring
Andrew Plump, M.D., Ph.D., President, Research and Development, Takeda
Paul Sagan, Senior Advisor, General Catalyst, and Board Member, Moderna and VMware
Otello Stampacchia, Ph.D., Founder, Omega Funds
Elizabeth Tallett, Director, Moderna and Chair of the Board, Anthem
Michel Vounatsos, CEO, Biogen
Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Former Director, National Institutes for Health (NIH), Co-Founder, ModeXTherapeutics

IINE Board of Directors

Avak Kahvejian, Ph.D., Chair
Christina Bai
Sam Épée-Bounya
Tuan Ha-Ngoc
Belinda Juran
William Krause
Shari Loessberg
Bopha Malone
Theo Melas-Kyriazi
Frederick Millham, M.D.
Deborah Shufrin
Nia Tatsis, Ph.D.
Jeff Thielman, President and CEO


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Benefactor Sponsors

Champion Sponsors

Advocate Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Promoter Sponsors

Ally Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Bob & Denise DiCenso


Christina Bai & Shaw Chen


Deborah Dunsire & Michael Hall

Eastern Bank

Ernest Mudarri Haddad

George & Stefania Mallett

Helios Cardio

John and Christine Maraganore

Mark and Morag Bamforth


Rick & Gitte Shea

Wayne Chen, IINE Leadership Council Member

Annmarie Sasdi

Stephen Berenson and Louise Barzilay

Belinda Juran & Evan Schapiro

Avak Kahvejian and Christine Markarian Kahvejian

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MKS Instruments, Inc.

Ropes & Gray LLP

McKinsey & Company

Friend Sponsors

Drs. Charlotte McKee & Mark Proctor
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Jessica & Naiff Bethoney
Margaret Gadon & John Riley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Uma Kaundinya and Ganesh Kaundinya
Ann Merrifield and Wayne Davis
Northern Trust
Bruce Leicher and Ellen Sachs Leicher

Supporter Sponsors

Bopha and Thomas Malone
Enterprise Bank
HR Knowledge
Michael Douvadjian
Kimya and Mike Harris
Fife Family Foundation
Irena Melnikova and Paul Gardner
Rosamond W. Allen Charitable Fund
Michael Rosenblatt, M.D. and Patricia Rosenblatt

A special thanks to the Bancel Foundation for its impactful and transformative gift to IINE