Our boards of directors

H4 Orphan Pharma is a young French pharmaceutical company founded by Gaëtan Terrasse, a physician, and Catherine Bur and Vincent Cotereau, pharmacists, with backgrounds in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Gaëtan Terrasse, MD, Master in law

Specialist Physician
Founding member

Gaëtan Terrasse is co-founder of H4 Orphan Pharma. He is an allergist specialising in respiratory diseases, and has over thirty years of experience in medical and pharmaceutical innovation. Gaëtan Terrasse has set up a number of companies focused on medical research and the development of medical software. He has filed over fifty patents.

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Catherine Bur, PharmD

Director of Development and
Regulatory Affairs
Founding member

Catherine Bur is co-founder of H4 Orphan Pharma. She is a pharmacist, and has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been actively involved in more than twenty drug launches and has registered four families patents.

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Vincent Cotereau, PharmD

Director of Strategy
Founding Member

Vincent Cotereau is co-founder of H4 Orphan Pharma. He is a pharmacist. With over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, he has managed several pharmaceutical laboratories, including Chiesi France. He has been involved in the marketing of drugs in the respiratory and ophthalmological fields.


Emmanuel Huynh

Founding member

Emmanuel is co-founder of H4 Orphan Pharma. He has a Master’s degree in Management Sciences, from Sciences Po Paris (Eco-Fi) and a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences. Emmanuel is Managing Partner of NewCap, an investor relations and financial communications consultancy. He began his career in investment banking and in the finance departments of major groups.

Luc Demarre

Luc is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University. He has a 30 years’ experience in investment banking. He has carried out mergers and acquisitions, fund-raising and restructuring operations for major groups and investment funds. He began his career at Banque Paribas and then at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell before joining Crédit Suisse. In 2004, he co-founded Bucéphale Finance, an independent company specialising in financial advisory services. Today, Luc is a founding partner of ETXE Finance.