Sanofi has appointed Alan Main as executive vice president, consumer healthcare, effective on October 1, 2016. Mr. Main will be a member of the executive committee and lead a newly created consumer healthcare global business unit. Mr. Main, who most recently served as global president, Bayer Medical Care, will be responsible for building and maintaining Sanofi’s position in consumer healthcare.
Mr. Main, a British national from Scotland, has more than 30 years of marketing and general management experience in the consumer health and medical device fields, beginning with Stafford Miller/Block Drug, now part of GlaxoSmithKline, before joining Merrell Dow, now Sanofi, then London Rubber Company. In 1992, he joined Roche Consumer Health and held increasingly senior roles namely in the UK, South Africa, and Asia Pacific. Following Bayer’s acquisition of Roche Consumer Health in 2004, Mr. Main continued to hold key operational roles, including region head for Asia Pacific and Europe. In 2010 he transferred to the medical device business of Bayer as global president for Bayer Medical Care.