Executive Vice President and COO at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Profession: Executive Vice President



Michel Lagarde is Executive Vice President and COO at Thermo Fisher Scientific.


Michel was named Executive Vice President in September 2019, with responsibility for Thermo Fisher’s pharma services and customer channels businesses, as well as the company’s corporate accounts function. He joined the company as President, Pharma Services, through the acquisition of Patheon in 2017.

Michel previously served as President and Chief Operating officer of Patheon from 2016 to 2017, and prior to that, he was Managing Director at JLL Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on healthcare. At JLL, Michel worked with several of the organization’s portfolio companies, including Patheon, where he helped the executive committee transform the company into a global provider of biopharma development and commercial manufacturing services.

Before joining JLL, Michel was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Domestic Appliances and Personal Care division of Philips Electronics North America. He also previously served as CFO of Philips Electronics in Indonesia and Financial Controller of Philips Electronics Hong Kong.


Michel earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from European University in Antwerp and an executive master’s degree in finance and control from the University of Maastricht and University of Amsterdam.


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