After earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy in the University of Montpellier, France, in 1989, Valérie joined the French affiliate of what is now Sanofi, where she held positions of increasing responsibilities in Regulatory Affairs.
After 15 years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, she joined the Access to Medicines department, in the Corporate Social Responsibility Division of Sanofi.
During more than 10 years, Valerie has developed a recognized expertise and network in the area of access to healthcare and quality of medicines in developing countries. In 2017, Valérie Faillat has been appointed Head of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation.
Valérie is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of DNDi (Drug for Neglected Diseases Initiative), a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development organization that is developing new treatments for neglected diseases, and member of the Board of Directors of Tulipe, a not-for-profit organization that federate donations made by pharmaceutical companies to provide an emergency response to the needs of populations in distress as a result of acute health crises, natural disasters or conflicts.