Sanofi appoints François-Xavier Roger as Chief Financial Officer

François-Xavier will join from Nestle, where he has been the CFO for more than 8 years

François-Xavier Roger will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of Sanofi’s Executive Committee effective April 1, 2024.

He will be based in Paris and will succeed Jean-Baptiste Chasseloup de Chatillon who will step down from his role to become Head of Apprentis d’Auteuil.

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a foundation that supports adolescents who are struggling in life by providing education, training and integration programs, in France and internationally. Being active in charity work for many years, Jean-Baptise decided to devote the next stage of his career to giving back to society.

François-Xavier will join from Nestle, where he has been the CFO for more than 8 years, providing strong financial leadership and driving sustainable value creation.

Before Nestlé, François-Xavier  was the CFO of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, based in Japan, from 2013 to 2015. François-Xavier started his career in pharma, spending the first 14 years at Roussel, Hoechst and Aventis, in various countries.

From 2000 to 2008, François-Xavier was the CFO for Danone Asia, after which he was Head of Finance, Treasury and Tax for the Danone Group. Between 2008 to 2013, he was CFO of Millicom, a NASDAQ listed, global mobile phone operator.

Paul Hudson, the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi comments: “As we enter the next phase of launch and growth, it’s a pleasure to welcome onboard François-Xavier Roger, a CFO with a proven track record in accelerated value creation."

"Since joining in 2018, Jean-Baptiste de Chatillon has been instrumental in progressing our Play to Win Strategy. Under his leadership, our finance organization has been modernized into a team that supports our mission and execution of our strategy on a daily basis. We are proud of Jean-Baptiste’s next step.”


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