Vanina Laurent-Ledru

Head of Foundation S

Vanina Laurent-Ledru is a purpose-driven leader with a demonstrated track record in bringing health innovation closer to patients and vulnerable populations. As Head of Foundation S - The Sanofi Collective she is on a mission to create healthier futures for generations to come, by catalyzing public health initiatives leveraging Sanofi’s philanthropy and driving its medicines donations donations strategy.

Prior to that she was the Vice-President of Global Public Affairs at Sanofi Specialty Care (Genzyme) where she focused on creating shared value for patients, caregivers, health systems and the industry.

A lawyer by training, Vanina had the privilege to help advance public health while working at the global vaccine alliance Gavi and through her board tenure at CSR Europe and the trade association Vaccines Europe. She also worked at Sanofi Pasteur MSD, Merck/MSD in Belgium and then Sanofi Pasteur. She has served as a trade advisor for the French government and has founded two women’s networks among her other initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.