Alexander Zehnder

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Global Head of Oncology, Sanofi


Alexander Zehnder is building Sanofi’s global leadership position in Oncology, with a focus on advancing transformative therapies to improve the lives of people with cancer. As the Global Head of the Oncology Franchise, he is responsible for the end-to-end oncology strategy and the successful global launches of multiple partnered and Sanofi-developed pipeline therapies. Alex joined Sanofi in 2014 as the President and Managing Director of Sanofi in Italy and was appointed into his current role in 2018.

Alex has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including at Roche/Genentech where he held a variety of commercial and sales leadership positions. He has also held regional leadership assignments in the Americas, Japan and Europe.

Alex holds a degree in Business Administration (MBA, IMD) from IMB Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and received his MD at the University of Bern Switzerland. 

Updated June 2022