Jean-Yves Ortholand Biography

Jean-Yves Ortholand

Ph.D., CEO


Jean-Yves co-founded Edelris in 2005 and has been the CEO since its inception. Under his leadership, together with the science and management teams, the business has grown from a start-up with a few employees to an SME servicing clients across the globe (Europe, US, and Japan).


Prior to Edelris, he explored and pioneered innovative Hit-generation technologies across discovery project teams, first at Rhône-Poulenc, then at Merck KGaA.


Jean-Yves worked as an undergraduate at Sheffield University (Nobel Laureate 2016 Prof. J. F. Stoddart). He holds a Ph.D. from Lyon University/Rhône-Poulenc and a post-doc from Harvard Dept of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He is currently an advisor at the Société de Chimie Thérapeutique.


“Strong dedication, high quality, and unrivaled creativity have been the key drivers of our team at Edelris, in order to deliver the best service to our clients and partners over the years. Along with a bit of chance, which favors the prepared mind!”