Leadership Team

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CEO & Co-Founder

François Moisson

François Moisson cofounded Excelya in 2014 with Frédéric Paqueville and, together, they drive the Executive Committee. Imbued with the entrepreneurial spirit, François began his career in consulting to better understand every aspect of successfully running a company. There, he worked with Frédéric, who shared his vision of creating a company in which all team members would actively participate in its development. The health sector naturally called through its ability to touch the lives of so many. After a few years in business development, he left to create Excelya which is now 900-strong across Europe.

Today, he defines Group strategy with Frédéric and ensures that Excelya’s original DNA – to care for its team members, clients and patients while delivering on its promise of excellence – is carried in each of its actions. He has a Master of Business Administration from IAE Paris La Sorbonne and an Engineering degree from Arts et Métiers Paristech.

CEO & Co-Founder

Frédéric Paqueville

Frédéric Paqueville cofounded Excelya in 2014. He now leads the group with François Moisson. Together, they are in charge of defining company strategy and the selection of new markets, offers and potential acquisitions. Before creating Excelya, Frédéric worked as Business Manager for a consulting firm. He left to create a company that would align with his desire to take good care of people while delivering outstanding business results. This was the genesis of Excelya. With François, they set out to produce a virtuous circle of people taken care of at work, their increased productivity and strengthened business. Since then, they have led Excelya from 2 to 800 employees, taking the company from a start-up to a European leader.

He has a Master of Business Administration from IAE Paris La Sorbonne and an Engineering Degree from Arts et Métiers Paristech.

Chief Financial Officer

Julien Sallaind

Julien joins Excelya Group with more than 20 years experience and an extensive background as Chief Financial Officer, Director and Controller for several Global organizations.

In his previous position, Julien piloted a rapidly  growing group and increased international operations while reinforcing the group finance skills and tooling.
Julien has proven financial and management skills implementing controlling procedures in challenging environments and managing international teams.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) by INSEAD.

Julien oversees the financial and legal teams and leads the financial strategy of the Company.


Chief People Officer

Philomène Sammarcelli

Philomène serves as Chief People Officer. She has demonstrated great expertise and commitment to Excelya since August 2021, initially in Talent and Compensation Management, and Learning and Development global functions. Heading the People Team, she oversees the Human Resources strategy to move the organization forward and drive the growth and transformation of the company.

She is responsible for developing and implementing innovative HR programs, building high-performance teams, and for fostering an inclusive and collaborative workplace culture where every employee feels valued and empowered to contribute their best to the business.

Prior to that, she endorsed a variety of roles in fast-growing and changing environments, from Global Compensation & Development Management to HR Business Partner. Philomène brings extensive experience of change management in matrix organization, talent management, HRIS and employee development programs. She is also Predictive Index certified, skilled at coaching leaders and facilitating team dynamics.

Vivy Anagnostopoulou Quality Assurance Director
Quality Assurance Director

Vivy Anagnostopoulou

Vivy ensures compliance, oversees quality management, supervises training and manages company-wide policies, procedures and insfrastructure. She has over 30 years of experience in Quality and Compliance in the health sector, including 15 with our Central European office. She has acted as Quality Assurance Director since 2015.  

Vivy has more than 30 years of experience in drug development working for both CROs and pharmaceutical companies. Before that, Vivy worked for the major Greek players in the health industry, such as Gerolymatos International or ELPEN Pharmaceutical. She has significant experience in the creation, management and continuous improvement of quality management.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and in Economics and a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry, obtained at the University of Athens.

Resourcing & FSP General Manager France and Benelux

Clément Salzard

Clément joins Excelya in July 2023 as Excom Member and General Manager for Resourcing & Functional Service Provider (FSP) in France, Belgium and Netherlands. He leads the Resourcing and FSP strategies and oversees commercial and operational activities, ensuring their profitability and growth along with the highest quality for our clients.

He manages indirect and direct resources dedicated to French and Benelux activities in sales, recruitment and management.

Clément holds a double degree in engineering and commerce obtained in 2011 and has an extensive background in consulting and IT Services, with more than 10 years’ experience in the development of FSP and resourcing activities leading and managing international teams.