Secretary General of the Board, Foundation S
SVP, Head of Corporate Affairs Sanofi
Josep enjoys engaging in conversations about health care with all those who work with and for patients around the world. Inspired by the constant chasing of the miracles of science that our scientists pursue every day, he works to engage on a dialogue between Sanofians and orchestrates the voice of Sanofi to all our key partners externally. He is committed to champion Sanofi’s longstanding commitment to society through 3 major initiatives in parallel – our CSR strategy, our social business model (GHU) and a philanthropic strategy driven by our Foundation.
Josep has 30 years of experience in the world of communications and public affairs. He worked in the European Commission in Brussels in the early 1990s. He then took on the Communication department for the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and, finally he worked at the Cabinet of the President of the EU Committee of the Regions (Pasqual Maragall 1996 - 1998). In 1998 he went back to Spain as the Director of Communication at Forum de las Culturas Barcelona-2004, a partnership between the Spanish government and the UNESCO. In 2001 he joined Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading PR agencies, where he served as CEO for Weber Shandwick Brussels – chairing its European Public Affairs Practice, and afterwards as CEO for Weber Shandwick Spain & Portugal until mid-2010. He then joined Sanofi where he has had a successful career starting at the country level and then progressing to region Europe. In 2015, he was appointed Global Head of Public Affairs and in January 2018, was appointed Head of Global Communications for the Company. In February 2020, he was promoted to Head of Corporate Affairs, responsible for the Group’s Communications, Public Affairs and CSR departments.
Josep holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration by the European University and a Masters in International Politics by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He can engage in conversations in English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and Portuguese.