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Executive leadership

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Executive leadership

Karen Hood

Karen Hood

Country Chair Australia New Zealand

General Manager, General Medicines

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Karen is currently the Country Chair for Sanofi Australia and New Zealand, and the General Manager of the company’s Australia & New Zealand General Medicines business.

Karen’s strengths span the areas of transformational change, navigation and management of complex business issues and a sizeable knowledge and expertise in healthcare sales and marketing. Her experience has seen her lead teams through industry, environmental and organisational change. She is also an expert across the pharmaceutical product lifecycle from launch, to growth and later stage marketing.

In recent years Karen has overseen the Australian delivery of a number of major global acquisitions and integrations. She has also delivered large scale structural and organisational initiatives, for the business, in support of Sanofi’s global strategy. Since becoming Country Chair, Karen has focused on cross business collaboration and integration to drive growth.

Karen is a passionate proponent of the healthcare industry, its commitment to patients and the ability of her team members to be equipped to deliver on their shared purpose each day. She is also a strong advocate for women in leadership and an active member of Sanofi’s Women in Leadership Council for the Japan and Pacific Region.

 
Rebecca Allsopp

Rebecca Allsopp

Sanofi ANZ Legal Counsel and Compliance Director

In her role as Sanofi ANZ Legal Counsel and Compliance Director, Rebecca ensures the Leadership Team and management across the affiliate receives sound legal, compliance and commercial advice that enables us to conduct and maintain effective business partnerships.

Rebecca has been with Sanofi since April 2002 initially heading up the legal team for Aventis and continuing with Sanofi to oversee the legal activities of our diverse portfolio and businesses that we have today.

Rebecca graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Law.

 
Kym Bramich

Kym Bramich

General Manager, Diabetes and Cardiovascular

Kym Bramich, General Manager of Sanofi Diabetes and Cardiovascular Australia and New Zealand, has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of the diabetes and cardiovascular portfolio, including all current in–market and pipeline products.

Kym has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and during the course of her career has worked across a variety of therapeutic areas including; osteoporosis, obesity, cardiovascular, hepatology, nephrology, oncology, HIV, immunology, and diabetes.

 
Alan Brindell

Alan Brindell

General Manager, External and Corporate Affairs, ANZ Market Access Lead, ANZ & South Korea

Alan is an experienced public affairs professional who specialises in all aspects of corporate and public affairs including internal and external communications; government relations; policy advocacy; pricing and reimbursement strategy; media relations; crisis and issues management.

Alan has over twenty years’ experience in communications and public affairs roles for leading multinational health care companies following a decade of working in the government sector.

Alan joined Sanofi in 2003 where he currently has responsibility for all aspects of public affairs and communications in Australia and New Zealand as well as overseeing the complex process of ensuring access to new medicines for the Australian and South Korean markets.

 
Alan Carter

Alan Carter

Country Manager, New Zealand

As Country Manager, Alan is responsible for the commercial operations of pharmaceutical, consumer healthcare and vaccines in New Zealand.

Alan has 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical Industry in New Zealand and internationally in a wide range of commercial roles, the last 17 years with Sanofi and its predecessor companies. Prior to returning to New Zealand in 2006 Alan was Marketing Director for Sanofi in China.

Alan also plays an active role in the New Zealand Industry as Vice Chair of Medicines New Zealand the New Zealand Industry Association

Alan has bachelor’s degrees in both Science (Microbiology) and Business (Marketing), both from Massey University.

 
Fiona Clark

Fiona Clark

General Manager, Sanofi Genzyme

Fiona Clark is General Manager of Sanofi Genzyme Australia and New Zealand. She has overall leadership and management responsibility for the new Speciality Care business consisting of Rare Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Oncology and Immunology.

With over 20 years’ of experience in pharmaceuticals, Fiona has held key positions at Amgen and Roche beginning as representative and moving into marketing, sales management and business development in oncology, diabetes, infectious diseases, anaesthetics and vaccines.

Since joining Sanofi in 2009, Fiona has built a successful career, working in the area of business development. Following this role, Fiona headed up the Oncology Business Unit. In 2013 Fiona moved to lead the Diabetes Business Unit, where the team in 2015 succeeded in achieving their long-held goal of becoming the number one diabetes company locally.

 
Russell Jacobson

Russell Jacobson

General Manager, Sanofi Pasteur

Russell Jacobson is General Manager of Sanofi Pasteur Australia and New Zealand.

Russell has had more than 25 years’ experience in the pharma / vaccines industry, firstly starting as a sales representative on the Gold Coast before moving into sales management then marketing. He has worked in many diverse therapy areas, such as diabetes, HRT, oncology, anaesthetics, infectious diseases and vaccines.

Russel joined Pasteur 15 years ago when the vaccines business was still in start-up phase and was responsible for setting up the marketing department. The business has continually grown starting from around a $2 million sales business with five people to be now pushing $77 million and more than 40 staff.

 
Linda Nielsen

Linda Nielsen

Director, Clinical Study Unit

Linda Nielsen is an incredibly well-respected clinical research professional, with more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She started her career with Sanofi in 2008, bringing her broad experience in quality assurance and senior management to the role of Director of the Clinical Study Unit for Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to this, Linda worked in multinational pharmaceutical companies and contract research organisations. She has a long-standing involvement in key industry committees and forums.

 
Michelle Zimany

Michelle Zimany

Director, Human Resources ANZ

As the Human Resources Director for the ANZ group, Michelle is responsible for championing the affiliates culture and leadership strategy.

Michelle works across and with the business to build accountability and collaboration by investing in the development of our employees and building capabilities that support our vision.

With over 20 years of Human Resource experience across Pharmaceutical, FMCG and resources industries and a Bachelor of Psychology from Macquarie University, Michelle’s key areas of expertise include strategic planning, business and people and culture strategies, alignment and engagement strategies, leadership and management development.

 

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