Sanofi-Pasteur promotes Olivier Charmeil
This article was originally published in Scrip
Sanofi-Aventis has appointed Olivier Charmeil senior vice-president of its vaccines division, Sanofi Pasteur. Mr Charmeil succeeds Wayne Pisano, who will retire in February 2011. Mr Charmeil, who is currently senior vice-president of global operations Asia/Pacific and Japan, will report directly to Christopher Viehbacher, Sanofi-Aventis's CEO, and will become a member of the executive committee. Mr Charmeil joined Sanofi Pharma in 1994 as head of business development and has held a number of key positions since then, including CFO Asia and CEO of the French affiliate, taking up his current role in February 2006. Prior to joining Sanofi Pharma, Mr Charmeil was a banker focusing on mergers and acquisitions at Banque de l’Union Européenne.