Jean-Yves Chatelan

Head of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada (EMEAC)

Jean-Yves Chatelan joined Galderma in April 2020 as Head of the EMEAC region.

He brings to the business 27 years’ experience in the healthcare sector including large pharma, biotech, medical device and OTC companies as well as a thorough knowledge of dermatology.

Before joining Galderma, Jean-Yves served as VP General Manager, Italy of the biopharmaceutical company Celgene having started with the company to launch the new Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) franchise for the EMEA region based in Switzerland.

Prior to this, Jean-Yves held numerous international leadership roles at country, region and global level with Abbott, Serono and Pierre Fabre.

Along with a passion for the patient, and solid commercial experience that includes strategic marketing, country GM and region head, Jean-Yves brings cross-functional leadership across areas such as pricing, access, medical affairs and corporate affairs.
Jean-Yves holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences & Economics from the University of Bordeaux (France) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from ESSEC Business School in Paris.


A French citizen, Jean-Yves has lived in many countries and speaks fluent French, English and Italian.