François Desbrandes biography

François Desbrandes, Head of the « My Child Matters » pediatric oncology program

A pharmacist by training, François Desbrandes has 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He had several positions in Sanofi, in Industrial Affairs as Industrial Development Head in Asia Pacific, Industrial Director in Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City, Production Director in France, …

Based in Dakar (Senegal) as General Manager, he was in charge of developing Public market business in West Africa. He joined Sanofi Access to Medicines department in 2006 as Deputy Director, Operations, then Deputy Director, Malaria Program in Global Health Program team for the last 2 years.

Early 2018, he joined Sanofi CSR department as Head of Access to Healthcare for the Underserved where he also represents the Private Sector at the Regional Steering Committee for the Global Fund’s Regional Artemisinin Initiative. Member of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation selection committee, François was assisting the Foundation team on the echOpen project before joining la Foundation as Head of pediatric oncology My Child Matters programme.