Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Sanofi Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Fairest to the position of President and CEO of Sanofi Canada (pharmaceutical operations).
Mr. Fairest joined Sanofi in the U.K. in 2001, and has managed Sanofi country organizations in Bulgaria, Finland and Portugal. He will now oversee the transformation of the Canadian business into a diversified healthcare solutions company whose offerings include patented medicines, consumer health products, medical devices and innovative partnerships with stakeholders. He will report to Anne Whitaker, President, North America Pharmaceuticals.
In addition to Sanofi Canada’s pharmaceutical operations, the Sanofi Group in Canada includes the sister companies Sanofi Pasteur (vaccines), Sanofi Consumer Health (health and beauty), Genzyme (rare diseases) and Merial (animal health). Together, they employ more than 1,700 people. In 2011, Sanofi companies invested $151.7 million in R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.
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