Sanofi, Poland General Manager
President of Management Board and General Manager of Sanofi-Aventis Sp. z o.o.
General Manager of Sanofi Group in Poland
Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha graduated from the Medical University of Warsaw. For more than a decade she worked at the Institute of Cardiology in Anin where she was part of a team that introduced, for the first time in Poland, a number of new techniques in the field of interventional cardiology. She was one of the few women in that specialisation both in and outside the country.
In 1994 she moved to the pharmaceutical industry. First she joined a Polish company, where she created a sales and marketing structure, and subsequently, following a joint venture, she became part of an international concern, Sanofi.
Having served an internship at the company’s British arm and completed the INSEAD management courses at Fontainebleau, she was put in charge of a business unit at the Polish subsidiary of Sanofi-Synthelabo. From 1 July 2003 to December 2004 she acted as the General Manager of Sanofi-Synthelabo in Poland. After the establishment of the Sanofi-Aventis Group, which was formed in August 2004 as a result of a merger between Sanofi-Synthelabo and Aventis Pharma, on 1 January 2005 she was appointed the Management Board President of the two entities in Poland.
For many years, Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha was a board member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Companies Representatives (a Polish branch of EFPIA). Subsequently, after the Association changed its charter and adopted the name INFARMA, she conducted multi-directional activities leading to the adherence to the code of ethics and the transparency directive, protection of intellectual rights and promotion of innovation in Poland. In October 2012 she was appointed President of the Board of INFARMA.
Throughout her professional career she managed to combine business priorities with the assistance to the poor, sick and lonely. She provided support to patient associations, orphanages and numerous foundations. She has been campaigning for the strengthening of co-operation between France and Poland in the field of promoting science, innovation, culture and aid to those in need.
In 2008 she was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honour, which is the highest decoration in France.
Marynika Woroszylska-Sapieha is very keen on classical music, opera
and history, especially biographies of prominent people.