Jean-François Ricci, PharmD PhD
Executive Vice-President Global Market Access
Jean-François Ricci is Alira Health’s Executive Vice-President Global Market Access. Previously, he was the CEO and Principal Consultant of Wellmera, a global market access consultancy acquired by Alira Health in 2019. Since establishing Wellmera in 2011, Jean-François oversaw the management of Wellmera AG and the Management Team. He has eighteen years of experience, including the last five years in consulting and 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry, working at the global level as well as regionally in the U.S. Jean-François has extensive experience in developing global and regional pricing, health economics, and commercial strategies, and delivering fact-based solutions to maximise commercial impact for pharmaceutical assets.
Prior to founding Wellmera AG, Jean-François was a core member of senior global multidisciplinary teams in the pharmaceutical industry, leading pricing and reimbursement, market access, and health economics teams for early launch and in-line products/franchises. His expertise encompasses oncology, general therapeutic areas (e.g. cardiovascular, diabetes and neuroscience), and specialty care (e.g. transplantation, immunology, and ophthalmology).
Jean-François holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France. He holds a PhD in Clinical and Administrative Sciences and an MA in Business Administration from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, US. Jean-François has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at conferences across several disease areas and methodological topics.