Christopher A. Viehbacher is a certified public accountant and a graduate of Queens University (Ontario - Canada). He holds German and Canadian nationalities. Since December 2008, he is Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi. He is a Board member and member of the Strategy Committee. He is also Chairman of Genzyme, which Sanofi acquired in February 2011.
After starting his career in finance at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Christopher joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 1988. Throughout his 20 year tenure he worked across Europe, the United States and Canada. His last position was President, Pharmaceutical Operations North America. He was a member of the board and Co-Chairman of the Portfolio Management Board.
Christopher was elected President of the EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) in June 2013. He was Chairman of PhRMA in the US between 2010 –2012 and since February 2011, he is Chair of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. He received the French Legion of Honour in 2003 and the 2012 Pasteur Foundation Award in recognition of his leadership role in health. Christopher is a member of International Business Council (WEF) and the Board of Visitors of Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Web site: http://www.sanofi.com
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