Head of Asia & JPAC, Sanofi Pasteur
Francois SANDRE is the Head of Asia and JPAC for Sanofi Pasteur. He has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a variety of experiences and skills in global marketing, franchise management, and strategic planning as well as business case development.
Francois is responsible for the development and overall strategy in strengthening Sanofi Pasteur’s business in the Asia and JPAC region. He oversees the growth and commercialization of Sanofi Pasteur’s portfolio of vaccines, ensuring smooth operations across the region with sustainable revenue streams.
He began his career with Sanofi Pasteur in product management and global marketing before transitioning to a leadership role in Franchise Management, including leading the Pediatric Franchise, where his experience ranges from franchise and lifecycle strategy, product launches, contributing to optimal product supply plans, and strategic guidance for product allocations. He assumed the role of Vice President of Franchise and Product Strategy, where he led 4 franchises and 5 transversal platforms, including Value and Access, Innovation, and New Technologies, to strategize the identification of vaccine targets and market access.
Francois received his Doctorate of Pharmacy and his Masters in Pharmaceutical Marketing from the University of Lyon in 1997.
He is also an alumnus of INSEAD, IMD and MCE executive programs.