OREANDA-NEWS. Sanofi today announced the appointment of Alan Main as Executive Vice President Consumer HealthCare, effective October 1st, 2016. Mr. Main will be a member of the Executive Committee and lead a newly created Consumer Healthcare global business unit.

Mr. Main, who most recently served as Global President, Bayer Medical Care, will be responsible for building and maintaining Sanofi’s leading position in Consumer HealthCare (CHC). This includes the expected integration of Boehringer Ingelheim business into Sanofi, given that the combined business will have a wider portfolio of brands to serve Sanofi’s consumers on a more global basis. With this deal, Sanofi is meeting one of the key strategic goals of its roadmap 2020, namely to become a leader in consumer healthcare and a leading diversified global human healthcare company. The closing of the transaction is expected by year-end 2016.

“Alan brings with him extensive experience in consumer health, and I am confident in his ability to shape the future of our Sanofi CHC business,” said Olivier Brandicourt, Chief Executive Officer, Sanofi. “Alan’s deep knowledge of the non-prescription medicines market and his understanding of the targeted approach towards patients and customers will allow him to contribute significantly to the overall Company strategy and make him a valuable addition to Sanofi and the Executive Committee.”