Sanofi announced the appointment of of Dr. Ameet Nathwani as a new member of the Executive Committee, effective May 1, 2016. Dr. Nathwani joins Sanofi from Novartis and will take the position of Executive Vice President, Group Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Nathwani will be responsible for enterprise-wide medical, patient safety, medical quality assurance and will insure the highest standard of transparency and compliance in Sanofi’s interactions with healthcare providers, patients and medical organizations. He will work in cooperation with Global R&D and the Global Business Units. Dr. Nathwani succeeds Dr. Paul Chew who has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer since January 2013 and plans to retire later this year.
“Our industry is experiencing increased pressure to support reimbursement with customized data from real-world evidence, demonstrate ongoing benefit-risk of registered products through continuous scientific data generation, and ensure that data are effectively and transparently communicated. In order to shape Sanofi’s strategy and enhance our world class medical capabilities to address these challenges we have elevated the role of the Chief Medical Officer to the Executive Committee,” said Olivier Brandicourt, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi.
” We are very happy to count on Ameet’s strong experience in both development and medical fields. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul Chew for his many valuable contributions to Sanofi. During his long-standing career, Paul has been a highly valued and key Sanofi leader who has demonstrated strong medical leadership.”