Dr. Lezotre joined Avanir Pharmaceuticals in June 2015 as Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs. In this role, Dr. Lezotre leads all aspects of the Global Regulatory Affairs function. Under his leadership, his group is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of global regulatory matters for both commercial products and R&D projects, as well as interfacing with worldwide Drug Regulatory Authorities.
Dr. Lezotre is an experienced regulatory affairs leader with over 15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, with a focus on global regulatory strategy. Prior to joining Avanir Pharmaceuticals, he worked for several multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Allergan, Biogen and Sanofi. He successfully led many global regulatory teams in supporting global registrations of major products as well as numerous development projects in several therapeutic areas, including neurology, pain, dermatology and urology. He has been responsible for communications with numerous worldwide Drug Regulatory Authorities and has worked with external partners and companies through co-development agreements and business development programs.