Anne joined Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader focused on patients' needs, in September 2011 as the President of North America Pharmaceuticals. She oversees all operations within the region including, Business Development, Commercial Strategy and Planning, Chattem (Consumer Healthcare), Canada Pharmaceuticals, Go To Market, Managed Care, Meeting Planning, NA Medical Affairs and Patient Centered Units (PCU). The PCUs include Diabetes, Oncology, Cardiovascular & Specialty Care, Biosurgery and Renal. Anne serves as a member of the Global Leadership Team and the U.S. Regional Strategic Management Committee.
A distinguished and dedicated professional with more than 20 years of experience, Anne began her pharmaceutical career at the Upjohn Company in 1991 as a metabolic disease specialist. She joined GlaxoSmithKline in 1992 as a sales representative and held various leadership positions in the commercial organization. In 2007, she became Vice President of Critical and Supportive Care before being appointed Senior Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development from 2008 to 2009. In 2009, Anne became Senior Vice President and Business Unit Head, Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Urology (CVMU) at GlaxoSmithKline where she had full commercial responsibility for leading, developing and managing strategic performance of the CVMU business. For more information, please visit: www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-whitaker/0/691/8ab
Anne holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a minor in Business Administration from the University of North Alabama.
EXTERNAL APPOINTMENTS AND MEMBERSHIPS
CREE, Board Member
National Pharmaceutical Council, Board of Directors
National Association of Manufacturers, Board Member
NCSSM Foundation, Board Member
CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Member
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Fierce Pharma's Top 25 most influential people in Biopharma in 2012
CEO Leadership Award in 2006
Numerous Sales and Sales Leadership awards from GSK
Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Strategic Alliance Management, Organization Development, Change Management, Leadership and Mentoring, Corporate Athlete Program/Energy Advantage
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