Management team







Sophie Baratte

Chief Executive Officer

Sophie has a distinguished career in healthcare having held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson, Sorin, CIT and Lifecell. She has extensive experience in sales and marketing, and particularly in bringing innovative technologies to market.








Thierry Moulin

Chief Financial Officer

Thierry joins Cellnovo from the multinational biopharmaceutical company Cellectis, where he served as CFO, overseeing a $228 million fundraise via a public listing on the Nasdaq in March 2015. He also served as CFO of the Euronext Paris listed company Vergnet SA, as well as Ermewa and Toshiba TEC.








Javaid Masoud

Chief Technology Officer

Javaid has a proven track record of bringing new medical technologies from concept to product release with a system perspective. Working in the US and Europe, he is recognized for his consistent results and effective leadership in technology and product development by leading multi-functional international teams. Prior to joining Cellnovo, Javaid was Senior Director of Patient Management System R&D at Sorin Group. He also worked at Medtronic USA, Minnesota, where he served as a Technical Fellow.





Chris Townsend

VP of Operations

Chris has over 25 years of experience in medtech, in particular the transfer of devices from R&D in production and their subsequent scale to large volume manufacture. He has worked at Owen Mumford (Auto injectors), Microvisk (Sensors), Sphere Medical (Biosensors) and Innovata (Inhalers) where he held senior management team roles.








John Gethin

Chief Operating Officer

John brings more than 25 years of manufacturing, engineering and operational experience to Cellnovo. Previously, John was the Vice President WW Operations for the Ethicon Biosurgery division of Johnson & Johnson and GM of its Omnix business. Prior to JnJ, John held general management positions at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.







Julian Shapley

Chief Science Officer and Founder

Julian has a cross-functional engineering and scientific background, specialising in Microsystems for drug discovery. Julian worked with the International Space School at NASA in Houston, Texas. He is also the inventor of Cellnovo's unique pump technology which serves as the cornerstone of the Cellnovo Mobile Diabetes Management System.







Darren Edwards

Financial Operations

Darren is a dynamic and enthusiastic, qualified finance professional with nearly 20 years of experience. He is a finance business partner at the Executive Team level with blue chip International Organisations in the Automotive and Healthcare sectors and has experience ranging from manufacturing operations to commercial & customer interaction.




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