From DCAT Value Chain Insights (VCI)
Sanofi has appointed 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.
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.
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