Global Conference 2010
Chris Viehbacher is CEO of Sanofi-Aventis, a leading global pharmaceutical company. After beginning his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he acquired broad international experience in Europe, the United States and Canada in senior positions with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He was eventually named president of GSK′s pharmaceutical operations in North America, a member of the board and co-chairman of the Portfolio Management Board. A board member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) in the United States, Viehbacher speaks French, English and German. He lived in France for nine years and was made a knight of the French Legion of Honor in 2003. A certified public accountant, he is a graduate of Queen′s University in Ontario.