Sanofi announces executive changes

PARIS — The president and CEO of Sanofi's U.S. operations is stepping into a newly created role at the drug maker.

Greg Irace will become SVP global services, leading the global information systems function and will be responsible for shared support functions across all Sanofi businesses in North America. He also will play a key role in the development of a global strategy for shared services. Irace will report to Jérôme Contamine, Sanofi EVP and CFO.

Sanofi also announced that former GlaxoSmithKline executive Anne Whitaker will join Sanofi as president of the company's North America pharmaceuticals business, and also will become part of Sanofi's global management committee, effective Sept. 1. She will report to global operations president Hanspeter Spek.

Both Irace and Whitaker will be based in Bridgewater, N.J.

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