Anne-Virginie Eggimann, M.Sc., Director
Anne-Virginie Eggimann is currently Senior Vice President, Regulatory Science at bluebird bio, Inc. Ms. Eggimann has 20 years of experience in the development of innovative medicinal products, with a notable record of designing and executing robust strategies for bringing oncology products, cell and gene therapies, and orphan drugs from early development to market. During her nearly 10-year tenure at bluebird bio, she has played a key role in partnering with regulators to bring the company’s pioneering gene therapy products in severe genetic diseases and oncology from preclinical development to registration, leading to recent approvals in Europe and the US. Ms. Eggimann has shaped bluebird’s regulatory policy efforts and is actively engaged with regulatory authorities and external experts to continue to positively influence the evolving regulatory environment for the field of cell and gene therapy. Prior to joining bluebird, Ms. Eggimann was an Executive Director at Voisin Consulting, leading complex development projects with biotech companies in both the US and Europe. During her decade with Voisin, she contributed to the organization’s global growth from three employees to more than 70. Ms. Eggimann holds a Master of Science from the UCLA School of Public Health, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.