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Christopher Viehbacher

Managing Partner, Gurnet Point Capital

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Christopher Viehbacher Biography

Chris Viehbacher is the Managing Partner of Gurnet Point Capital. Gurnet Point is a Boston based investment fund associated with the Bertarelli family and has a $2 billion capital allocation. Viehbacher is a Board member of Axcella Health, BEFORE Brands, Crossover Health and PureTech Health plc. He is also Chairman of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Gurnet Point portfolio company and Vedanta, a PureTech portfolio company as well as Vice Chairman for Nuvelution Pharmaceuticals. He is also a member of The Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. Viehbacher is the former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi, a Fortune 50 Biopharmaceutical company based in Paris. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Genzyme in Boston. Prior to joining Sanofi, Viehbacher spent 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline in Germany, Canada, France and, latterly, the U.S. as President of GSK North America. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of GSK plc in London and Co-President of GSK's Portfolio Management Board. Viehbacher began his career with Price Waterhouse after graduating with a degree in Commerce at Queen's University in Canada.

Chris Viehbacher served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis ADS. Viehbacher has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis S.A. (Spain) since December 1, 2008. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis S.A. France. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi (also known as Sanofi-Aventis) from December 1, 2008 until October 2014 and served as its Managing Director. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Genzyme Corporation since April 2011.

Viehbacher served as the President of North American Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline plc. (formerly, Wellcome GmbH) since May 2008. Later on, Viehbacher served as the President of US Pharmaceuticals Division at GlaxoSmithKline PLC from January 2003 to December 2008 and served as Member of its Corporate Executive Team. He also served as the President of Pharmaceuticals Europe of GlaxoSmithKline PLC since January 2001. He served as Co-Chairman of the Portfolio Management Board at GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

He joined Wellcome in 1988 as Chief Financial Accountant and served as its Finance Director since 1989. He served as a Director of Continental Europe at Glaxo Wellcome since 1999. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Burroughs Wellcome Inc. from 1993 to 1995. Viehbacher joined Glaxo Wellcome France in 1995 and served as Vice President of Strategy and Integration, following a period based in London as a Member of the Co-ordination team during the Glaxo Wellcome integration. He served as General Manager of Glaxo Wellcome France, since 1996 and also served as its Chairman and Managing Director.

He served as a Regional Director of Europe of Glaxo Wellcome since 2000. He served with Price Waterhouse in Germany and Canada. He has been the President of the Board at European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations since June 2013. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Genzyme Corporation and Genzyme Therapeutic Products Limited Partnership. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Viehbacher served as the Chairman of Glaxo Wellcome France. He also serves as Board Member of PhRMA.

He served as the Chairman of the Board at PhRMA in the United States from December 2010 to April 2012. He served as Director of Sanofi-Aventis of Sanofi-Aventis Ireland Ltd. since December 1, 2008 until October 2014. Viehbacher served as an Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline PLC from January 31, 2008 to September 8, 2008. Viehbacher is the Chief Executive Officer Roundtable on Cancer, North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry and Chief Executive Officer Advisory Council, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and also Triangle United Way. In 2002, he was one of two industry representatives on the G10 High Level Working Group sponsored by the European Commission to restore the competitiveness of the EU Pharmaceutical Industry. In 2003, the French Republic recognized him with its prestigious Légion d'Honneur award for his contributions to business and healthcare. He completed his training as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. Viehbacher graduated from Queen's University, Ontario, with Degree in Commerce.

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  • Chris Viehbacher leaps back into biotech as head of Swiss billionaire's $2B fund

    As CEO of Sanofi ($SNY), Chris Viehbacher was always an outspoken champion of the innovation that could be found in biotech, even as it remained an elusive goal inside the Big Pharma. He backed up that belief with major partnerships with the likes of Regeneron ($REGN) and Alnylam ($ALNY). And now, 8 months after getting booted out of Sanofi by an angry board, he's getting back in the hunt for the...

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    Speaking fees for Christopher Viehbacher, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Christopher Viehbacher charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christopher Viehbacher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Christopher Viehbacher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christopher Viehbacher for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christopher Viehbacher for your next private or corporate function.
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Christopher Viehbacher Biography

Chris Viehbacher is the Managing Partner of Gurnet Point Capital. Gurnet Point is a Boston based investment fund associated with the Bertarelli family and has a $2 billion capital allocation. Viehbacher is a Board member of Axcella Health, BEFORE Brands, Crossover Health and PureTech Health plc. He is also Chairman of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Gurnet Point portfolio company and Vedanta, a PureTech portfolio company as well as Vice Chairman for Nuvelution Pharmaceuticals. He is also a member of The Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. Viehbacher is the former CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Sanofi, a Fortune 50 Biopharmaceutical company based in Paris. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Genzyme in Boston. Prior to joining Sanofi, Viehbacher spent 20 years with GlaxoSmithKline in Germany, Canada, France and, latterly, the U.S. as President of GSK North America. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of GSK plc in London and Co-President of GSK's Portfolio Management Board. Viehbacher began his career with Price Waterhouse after graduating with a degree in Commerce at Queen's University in Canada.

Chris Viehbacher served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis ADS. Viehbacher has been the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis S.A. (Spain) since December 1, 2008. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi-Aventis S.A. France. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sanofi (also known as Sanofi-Aventis) from December 1, 2008 until October 2014 and served as its Managing Director. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Genzyme Corporation since April 2011.

Viehbacher served as the President of North American Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline plc. (formerly, Wellcome GmbH) since May 2008. Later on, Viehbacher served as the President of US Pharmaceuticals Division at GlaxoSmithKline PLC from January 2003 to December 2008 and served as Member of its Corporate Executive Team. He also served as the President of Pharmaceuticals Europe of GlaxoSmithKline PLC since January 2001. He served as Co-Chairman of the Portfolio Management Board at GlaxoSmithKline PLC.

He joined Wellcome in 1988 as Chief Financial Accountant and served as its Finance Director since 1989. He served as a Director of Continental Europe at Glaxo Wellcome since 1999. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Burroughs Wellcome Inc. from 1993 to 1995. Viehbacher joined Glaxo Wellcome France in 1995 and served as Vice President of Strategy and Integration, following a period based in London as a Member of the Co-ordination team during the Glaxo Wellcome integration. He served as General Manager of Glaxo Wellcome France, since 1996 and also served as its Chairman and Managing Director.

He served as a Regional Director of Europe of Glaxo Wellcome since 2000. He served with Price Waterhouse in Germany and Canada. He has been the President of the Board at European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations since June 2013. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Genzyme Corporation and Genzyme Therapeutic Products Limited Partnership. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Viehbacher served as the Chairman of Glaxo Wellcome France. He also serves as Board Member of PhRMA.

He served as the Chairman of the Board at PhRMA in the United States from December 2010 to April 2012. He served as Director of Sanofi-Aventis of Sanofi-Aventis Ireland Ltd. since December 1, 2008 until October 2014. Viehbacher served as an Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline PLC from January 31, 2008 to September 8, 2008. Viehbacher is the Chief Executive Officer Roundtable on Cancer, North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry and Chief Executive Officer Advisory Council, North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and also Triangle United Way. In 2002, he was one of two industry representatives on the G10 High Level Working Group sponsored by the European Commission to restore the competitiveness of the EU Pharmaceutical Industry. In 2003, the French Republic recognized him with its prestigious Légion d'Honneur award for his contributions to business and healthcare. He completed his training as a Chartered Accountant in Canada. Viehbacher graduated from Queen's University, Ontario, with Degree in Commerce.

Christopher Viehbacher Videos

  • Sanofi FY 2013 - Interview with CEO Chris Viehbacher
  • Chris Viehbacher - Global CEO, Sanofi - Part 1
  • BioPharm America™: Interview with Christopher Viehbacher ...

FAQs on booking Christopher Viehbacher

  • How to book Christopher Viehbacher?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Christopher Viehbacher for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Christopher Viehbacher, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Christopher Viehbacher or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Christopher Viehbacher?

    Speaking fees for Christopher Viehbacher, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Christopher Viehbacher charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Christopher Viehbacher, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Christopher Viehbacher?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Christopher Viehbacher for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Christopher Viehbacher for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Christopher Viehbacher or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Christopher Viehbacher or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Christopher Viehbacher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Christopher Viehbacher for your event is available upon request. Christopher Viehbacher generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mark Bertolini, Toby Cosgrove, Seth Berkley, Glenn Hutchins and Feike Sijbesma. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christopher Viehbacher for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Christopher Viehbacher Speaker Videos

  • Sanofi FY 2013 - Interview with CEO Chris Viehbacher
    Chris Viehbacher - Global CEO, Sanofi - Part 1
  • BioPharm America™: Interview with Christopher Viehbacher ...

Christopher Viehbacher News

  • Chris Viehbacher leaps back into biotech as head of Swiss billionaire's $2B fund

    As CEO of Sanofi ($SNY), Chris Viehbacher was always an outspoken champion of the innovation that could be found in biotech, even as it remained an elusive goal inside the Big Pharma. He backed up that belief with major partnerships with the likes of Regeneron ($REGN) and Alnylam ($ALNY). And now, 8 months after getting booted out of Sanofi by an angry board, he's getting back in the hunt for the...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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