Sanofi CSO Frank Nestle is leaving

Sanofi Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research Frank Nestle, M.D., is leaving the company.

The news was relayed to staff by R&D chief Houman Ashrafian, Ph.D., and confirmed by a Sanofi spokesperson in a statement provided to Fierce Biotech this morning. Nestle’s departure is the most senior exit to be disclosed since the French pharma began a global overhaul of R&D last month.

“Over the past eight years, Frank has shown outstanding leadership and a strong commitment to advancing new medicines on behalf of patients,” Ashrafian said in a May 8 statement to Fierce. “He has played a key role in building a best-in-class research organization at Sanofi and has been a relentless supporter of our Play to Win cultural shift. We are enormously grateful to Frank for his contributions to the R&D organization.” 

A significant strategic shift at Sanofi has seen the company wring out much of its early-stage oncology…
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