Hovione - Pharmaceuticals
ABOUT JEAN-LUC HERBEAUX
Jean-Luc Herbeaux studied in France (Dipl™me d«IngŽnieur from UTC) and in the USA (M.S.and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Houston).
Jean-Luc Herbeaux started his professional career as Assistant then Associate Professor at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan.
From 2000 to 2020, Jean-Luc Herbeaux held multiple high-level leadership positions at Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, and before joining Hovione, was at the helm of Health Care Business Line of Evonik.
Jean-Luc Herbeaux joined Hovione as Chief Operations Officer in 2020 and was appointed CEO in April 2022.
Hovione was established in Portugal in 1959 by Ivan Villax with his wife, Diane Villax, and two other Hungarian refugees: Nicholas de Horthy and Andrew Onody, the first two letters of the three founders’ names: HO, VI and ON were used to create the name Hovione.
Hovione has over 60 years of experience in the development and compliant manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Drug Product Intermediates.
With four FDA inspected sites, USA, China, Ireland and Portugal, Hovione offers branded pharmaceutical customers services for the development and compliant manufacture of innovative new drugs including highly potent compounds. For generic pharmaceutical customers the company offers niche generic API products. In the inhalation area, Hovione is the only independent company offering a complete range of services.
Hovione is a member of Rx-360, EFCG and participates actively in industry quality improvement initiatives to lead new global industry standards.
Mission, Vision and Values
Hovione’s culture is focused around our values, being customer-oriented, scientific rigor and team work.
Hovione’s culture remains true to the values established by Ivan Villax from the very beginning. He was someone who passionately believed in the importance of the Company’s values, its integrity, serving customers well, scientific rigor and team work. The same principles define how we conduct business today and run deep throughout the organization. We remain fully committed to solving complex problems and delivering solutions that are highly valued by our customers. These themes have been a constant for more than 50 years and no one at Hovione wishes to see them change.
Hovione is a family business and its paramount goal is the construction of a robust and prosperous business for the long term that serves society by harnessing science and industry. To ensure our long_term viability we will contribute positively to economic, environmental and social sustainability. These concerns are embedded in our core values and purpose. Sustainability is fully integrated into the business strategy and makes the best use of science, innovative technologies, systems and business practice to ensure we endeavor to protect the environment, giving back to society while conducting business in a responsible way.
Everywhere we operate, we commit to do so in a manner that keeps us well within compliance of legal requirements whether with regards to the environment, occupational health or safety. We use our business sense to take sound and long_term decisions that allow us all to be proud of everything we do.
We are Principled
¥ Honesty, integrity and transparency
¥ Never give up
¥ Team-thinking wins
¥ Innovate everywhere
¥ Creativity driven by diversity
¥ Dare to do the impossible
¥ Passion and rigor in everything we do
¥ Uncompromising quality
¥ Committed to our customers