In this new role, Brendan O'Callaghan is now a member of Sanofi's Executive Committee and reports to Paul Hudson, CEO. He leads the Sanofi Industrial Affairs organisation which consists of almost 70 sites worldwide which 33,000 colleauges serve patients in more than 100 countries.

Most recently Global Head of Industrial Affairs Speciality Care, Brendan succeeds Philippe Luscan who is retiring after 32 years with Sanofi.

Brendan joined Sanofi in 2015 having previously worked with Merck and, before that, Mallinckrodt and Schering-Plough. He was previously named Pharma Leader of the Year at Ireland's Pharma Industry Awards and chairs NIBRT, the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training.

At Waterford, Sanofi is delighted to see an experienced Irish business leader appointed to such a key role in our company globally and look forward to continuing to play our part as a strategic site within Sanofi Industrial Affairs.