Sanofi-Aventis begins shake-up
This article was originally published in Scrip
Chris Viehbacher, the newly appointed CEO ofSanofi-Aventis, has implemented a number of organisational changes just days after taking up the position. Jean-Claude Leroy, executive vice-president finance and legal, is to leave his position and will be replaced by Laurence Debroux as senior vice-president and chief financial officer. Sanofi-Aventis has also appointed Karen Linehan senior vice-president of legal affairs and general counsel. Ms Debroux and Ms Linehan, who are both members of the executive committee and the group management committee, will now report directly to Mr Viehbacher. Mr Viebacher joined Sanofi-Aventis at the beginning of this month after leaving his position asGlaxoSmithKline's president of North American pharmaceutical operations.