Philippe Lienard obtained his PhD in organic chemistry at the CNRS, French National Research Center, in Pr Husson’s team, in 1991. After having performed a post-doc in the prestigious Pr Oppolzer’s laboratory in Switzerland, he joined SYNTHELABO in 1993 in chemical development. He occupied several positions including Head of Pilot Plant for 12 years. In 2003, He was expatriated in the USA for 3 years for SANOFI, as Chemical Development Director. Back to France in 2006, he has been working within early Pharmaceutical Sciences Department for 10 years and he’s currently Pre Development Science leader for several programs at the interface of Research and Development.