With a competitive Bill Sibold taking the helm at Sanofi Genzyme, longtime exec David Meeker makes an exit
When Sanofi stepped in close to six years ago and bought out Genzyme for $20 billion, the pharma giant promoted David Meeker to take the helm of the crucial operation in Boston. Today, Meeker says he’s leaving after 23 years at the company, and he’ll be replaced by the MS franchise chief Bill Sibold.
It was Meeker and Sibold who managed the successful rollout of Aubagio and Lemtrada — which had to battle back from a crushing CRL. The two MS drugs that now make up a significant part of Sanofi’s overall revenue. And it’s Sibold who was in charge of preparing the launch of the newly approved eczema drug Dupixent (dupilumab) — tapped as a likely megablockbuster — as well as sarilumab, which was delayed at the FDA.
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