Matthijs is the Head of Global Public Affairs for Breast Cancer at Sanofi. In this role, he is the primary conduit to the global metastatic breast cancer community with a focus on supporting patient advocates and caregivers. Matthijs is responsible for developing and implementing Sanofi’s breast cancer policy program to drive innovation, collaboration and progress in treatment and care across the globe. Furthermore, his focus is on EU cancer policy, working with the European cancer community on making sure our aging healthcare systems keep pace with innovation.
Matthijs holds deep experience in oncology and Public Affairs. Over the past 20 years he held various roles in both the public and private sectors including the Dutch Parliament, Dow Chemical, Burson-Marsteller and MSD.
Matthijs earned his Master of Science degree in Public Administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He currently resides in Zurich, Switzerland.
Updated: August 2022