Sanofi’s Head of Global Research and Development, Elias Zerhouni, will retire from the company after more than 9 years, in the end of June, to be succeeded by John C. Reed.
“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.
Dr. Reed will report directly to Dr. Brandicourt and will be a member of the Executive Committee. He will join Sanofi on April 30 for transition period.
“John is an accomplished and widely recognized physician-scientist with a brilliant academic track record,” said Brandicourt. “He is experienced in driving R&D productivity, building high-performing teams and integrating biotech companies to provide new technology platforms.”