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Sanofi Head of Global R&D Elias Zerhouni to Retire

24th April 2018

After more than 9 years of distinguished service, Head of Global Research and Development, Elias Zerhouni, will retire from Sanofi in June this year. Elias joined Sanofi in 2009 as scientific advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and was appointed to his current post in January 2011.

“Throughout his tenure at Sanofi, Elias has relentlessly and passionately strived to transform Sanofi R&D into an organization with the potential to be one of the very best in the industry. We are grateful for his outstanding contributions to Sanofi and wishing him all the best for the future,” said Sanofi Chief Executive Officer, Olivier Brandicourt.
Elias’ replacement will be John Reed who will join Sanofi in April to ensure a smooth transition period, taking full responsibility of the position in July.

“John is an accomplished and widely recognized physician-scientist with a brilliant academic track record” said Olivier. “He is experienced in driving R&D productivity, building high-performing teams and integrating biotech companies to provide new technology platforms.”

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