As the Executive Vice President for External Affairs at Sanofi, Kathleen serves on the 15-person Executive Management Committee, driving the strategic direction for a global biopharmaceutical company with €34 billion in annual sales, business operations in 100 countries, and treatments spanning specialty medicines, rare diseases, primary care, vaccines, and consumer health products. Kathleen is responsible for leading Sanofi’s unique, integrated External Affairs organization, bringing together market access, communications, public policy, government affairs, patient advocacy, and corporate social responsibility. She oversees 1,500 employees in a global, matrixed organization. Kathleen’s strategic leadership harnesses the collective strengths and capabilities of her team to enhance the company’s reputation, engage proactively to shape the policy environment, optimize patient access to therapies, and achieve business objectives. She has worked and lived abroad, building upon her extensive knowledge of the US market with direct experience in Europe, Japan, Canada, China, and India. Prior to joining Sanofi, Kathleen spent more than 10 years at Biogen, first as Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs, and then as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs. In the latter role, she had responsibility for the development and execution of integrated corporate affairs strategies through effective deployment of communications, patient advocacy, public policy, and government affairs on a global basis. Kathleen worked as a professional staff member in the United States Congress, where she held health policy roles with the Senate Budget Committee, the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and the House Ways & Means Committee. She began her career with Andersen Consulting, where she developed business strategies and processes for clients in a range of industries, including health care. She later served as an Assistant Deputy Mayor for Policy & Budget in the office of the Mayor of Los Angeles. Kathleen graduated from Stanford University with a degree in International Relations, holds a graduate degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and completed an Executive Development Program at The Wharton School.