Dr. Roger-Marc NICOUD

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CEO of Ypso-Facto, Nancy, France

Founder and CEO of Ypso-Facto


Roger-Marc Nicoud has forged a successful career as an entrepreneur in the life sciences industry. He earned a PhD in process simulation for the nuclear industry from the University of Lorraine (Nancy, France). In 1987, he began his career at Separex, a leader in supercritical fluid technologies. He was then promoted Technical Director then Managing Director.

Meanwhile, he held a position of Professor and Head of a research laboratory in thermodynamics at University of Lorraine between 1993 and 1995.

With a vision to develop comprehensive solutions to produce bio- and synthetic molecules, Roger-Marc Nicoud took an opportunity to spinout half of Separex and create a new company: in 1995, he founded Novasep.

As President and CEO until 2012, he led the company’s growth from 10 to 1,300 employees, with a EUR 300M turnover. Through his stewardship, Novasep became a leading player in the life sciences industry and has built-up a world-class portfolio of innovative technologies. Between 2012 and February 2014, Roger-Marc Nicoud held the position of non-executive Chairman of Novasep’s supervisory board.

Between 2009 and 2015, he chaired the board of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC, Nancy, France).

Roger-Marc Nicoud founded Ypso-Facto in 2014 as a service company offering assistance to industrial firms to develop, optimize and secure their chemical and bioprocesses.

He recently wrote a book entitled: Chromatographic processes: modeling, simulation and design.1

Chromatographic Processes – Modeling, Simulation, and Design, Roger-Marc Nicoud, 672 pages, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Series in Chemical