Immediate Past PhRMA Chairman Chris Viehbacher


Chris Viehbacher
Immediate Past Chairman of the PhRMA Board
CEO of Sanofi

Chris Viehbacher, born March 26, 1960, holds German and Canadian nationalities. He is a graduate of the Queens University (Ontario - Canada) and a certified public accountant.

After beginning his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, between 1988-2008 he acquired broad international experience in Europe, in the United States and in Canada with the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) company. In his last position, Chris Viehbacher was President, Pharmaceutical Operations North America, a member of the board and Co-Chairman of the Portfolio Management Board.

As from December 1, 2008, Chris Viehbacher is a Sanofi-aventis board member, CEO and a member of the Strategy Committee.

Chris Viehbacher is a board member of PhRMA in the United States.

Chris Viehbacher is married with three children. He speaks French, English and German. He lived in France for nine years and was made a knight of the French Legion of Honor in 2003.

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