May 26, 2015

Sanofi Appoints Suresh Kumar to the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, External Affairs

 

Sanofi Appoints Suresh Kumar to the Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, External Affairs

Paris, France – May 26, 2015 – Sanofi today announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as a new member of the Executive Committee, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Kumar joins Sanofi from Oliver Wyman and will take the position of Executive Vice President, External Affairs.

In this newly created role, Mr. Kumar will be responsible for defining Sanofi’s vision for meeting global health challenges. This will include setting the strategy and priorities for public affairs activities, interactions with governments and international organizations – and aligning internal and external communications around these priorities. As part of bringing these activities together in a more integrated way, the Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility teams will report to Mr. Kumar.

“Suresh brings a genuinely unique profile to Sanofi that includes a diversified, international career within the healthcare industry, public sector leadership experience and an intimate understanding of NGOs,” said Olivier Brandicourt, CEO, Sanofi. “Suresh’s deep relationships with business and government leaders worldwide and his passion for making an impact on improving lives through healthcare will make Suresh a valuable addition to Sanofi and the Executive Committee.”

About Suresh Kumar
A U.S. citizen, born and educated in India, Mr. Kumar has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry beginning in 1978 in India with Johnson and Johnson. At Warner Lambert from 1989 to 1999, he held increasingly senior roles in consumer healthcare in Canada, North America, Latin America and Asia. Mr. Kumar again joined Johnson & Johnson in 1999 as a Member of the Group Operating Committee and International Vice President of the Worldwide Consumer Pharmaceuticals business.

In 2006, Mr. Kumar joined the Clinton Foundation as Special Advisor focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, where he created programs focused on enhancing lives through improved agricultural performance and food security. In 2010, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. Kumar as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service where he spearheaded global trade for the Obama Administration. Since 2013, Mr. Kumar has served as a Partner with Oliver Wyman leading the firm’s Public Sector Practice and as part of the Health and Life Sciences Team.

Mr. Kumar has an Economics degree from Delhi University, a Masters in Management from Bombay University. 

About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). 

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