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U.S. Leadership

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U.S. Leadership

Angela Bechan

Head of North America Communications


As Head of North America Communications, Angela Bechan is responsible for building and overseeing external and internal communication strategies and activities for the North America region, including messaging, media outreach, digital strategy, product communications and internal communications. Having worked in the communications field for more than 20 years, Angela brings to the role extensive experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, to enhance the image and reputation of Sanofi in North America and drive communications excellence in our ever-changing healthcare environment. In addition to her North America responsibility, Angela also serves on Sanofi’s Global Communications Leadership Team.

Prior to joining Sanofi, Angela worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for 13 years, where she was most recently Vice President of Corporate Communications responsible for all corporate communications for the company’s four international commercial regions and global manufacturing, including the United States, Emerging Markets, Europe and Canada, and North Asia. Angela demonstrated her leadership experience in a variety of cultural contexts most notably spending significant time working in Takeda’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo and living and working in Switzerland. Prior to Takeda, Angela held positions of increasing responsibility at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Andersen Consulting (Accenture).

Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Adam Gluck

Head of US Government Relations


In his role as Head of US Government Relations, Adam Gluck leads the Sanofi US government relations operations and establishes the federal and state legislative and executive branch priorities pursued by the US government relations units for all Sanofi operations in the US.

Adam joined Sanofi from Biogen, where he was most recently the Vice President of US Government Affairs & Patient Advocacy. In this role, Adam led the US federal, state, policy, and patient advocacy teams. During his nine years at Biogen, Adam served as the company’s lead federal lobbyist and was responsible for designing and building their European Public Policy & Government Affairs organization.

Prior to joining Biogen, Adam was a Senior Managing Director at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (now Dentons LLP), where he led the Public Law and Policy Strategies public health practice team. At Sonnenschein, Adam represented a diverse range of patient advocacy organizations and corporations before the US Congress and Executive branch. His career also includes close to ten years on Capitol Hill working for four Congressional Members, including working as senior health policy advisor to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and legislative director for Congressman Gene Green (D-TX). Adam was also the Senior House Legislative Liaison for the Children’s Defense Fund.

Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Chan Lee

North America General Counsel


Chan Lee is North America General Counsel and a member of the Legal Steering Committee. Chan has more than twenty years of legal experience both in law firms and in-house. He has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and was most recently at Pfizer as Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Health. He has worked in a number of practice areas, including transactions, regulatory law, market access, product support and international support.

Chan leads the North America Legal Team, which includes Litigation and Government Investigations, Product Support and Regulatory Law, Market Access Legal, Employment Law, Legal Operations and the Canadian Legal Team. North America Legal Team provides proactive, solutions-oriented legal counseling and engages in thoughtful risk taking to help achieve business objectives.

Chan has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University. After graduating from law school, Chan served as a law clerk to William T. Allen of the Delaware Chancery Court.

Robert Long

Head of Consumer Health Care North America (Chattem, Inc.)


Robert Long is Head of Consumer Health Care North America (Chattem, Inc.).

Prior to this role, Robert served in various executive positions in the US CHC (Chattem) business. Before joining Chattem, he was Chief Financial Officer for a Chattanooga-based hosiery manufacturer and served as a Senior Audit Manager with Ernst & Young, LLP, and Arthur Andersen, covering principally the Southeastern U.S.

Robert is a CPA and a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance, with a Minor in Economics, from the University of Tennessee (Chattanooga).

Elaine O'Hara

Head of Sanofi Pasteur Commercial Operations North America


Elaine O'Hara is Head of North America Commercial Operations for Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi.

Prior to joining Sanofi, Elaine was Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Incorporated (OAPI). Elaine joined OAPI in 2012 and held roles of increasing scope and responsibility. As Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Elaine led the commercial organization to its current success of core products across CNS and cardio-renal franchises, totaling $2 billion in net sales in 2016.

Elaine has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and vaccines industry and a consistent track record of building and managing billion dollar franchises in the industry, as well as launching multiple pharmaceutical brands. She held numerous leadership roles in different therapeutic categories and markets at Pfizer, Wyeth and Astra/Merck. Prior to joining Otsuka, Elaine was Portfolio lead for Pfizer's anti-infective category, where she led the marketing and sales teams through portfolio maximization and delivered $880 million in revenue.

During Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth, Elaine was responsible for the global launch of the Prevnar13 adult indication. Elaine also held other additional sales management and marketing management roles within the Wyeth's vaccines group.

Elaine earned a M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from the Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, and a B.A. degree in Music and French from National University of Ireland.

Eric Racine, Pharm. D, MBA

Vice President & Head, North America Public Affairs


Dr. Racine is Head of North America Public Affairs at Sanofi. Eric leads the US and Canada team of public affairs and advocacy professionals that engage external stakeholders on healthcare policy and patient access to medicines and vaccines. He sits on the Sanofi US Country Council, the Sanofi US Commercial Committee, and the Sanofi Global Public Affairs Leadership Team.

Eric has held different roles and led teams throughout his career enabling innovative forms of collaboration across multiple external stakeholders where the needs of patients were at the center of these efforts. He joined Sanofi in 2002 as Senior Director for Pharmacy Affairs and he has subsequently held progressive leadership positions in U.S. and global roles, spanning medical marketing, market access, healthcare policy, public affairs and patient advocacy. He led the company’s efforts in Patient Advocacy, building a network of Patient Advocacy Officers across the company to engage in continuous dialogue with the patient advocacy community. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, Eric held various positions in clinical pharmacy in the US and Canada including academic, patient care and management roles.

Dr. Racine holds an Executive MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey, a Doctor of Pharmacy from Wayne State University in Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. Eric also leads the Public Affairs & Advocacy Sanofi Fellowship program with Rutgers University Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy.

Tracey Ramsay

Head of General Medicines & Established Products, North America Sanofi


Tracey Ramsay is Head of the General Medicines & Established Products (GEM) Business Unit for North America. In this position, she leads the General Medicine franchise (renal and biosurgery) and Established Products Winthrop & Legacy Brands franchise (generics and legacy products). She also has oversight for the Canadian GEM business. Tracey is a member of the US Country Council and the Global General Medicines Mature Markets Leadership Team.

As a healthcare executive, Tracey has extensive experience in general management, commercial operations and business development across the healthcare continuum including consumer health, pharmaceutical and biotech industries with experience working in Europe, Canada and the US. Tracey joined Sanofi Canada in 2014 as Vice President, Head of the Consumer Business, with expanding responsibilities to include the Sanofi Canada Hospital and Specialty businesses. More recently, Tracey has transitioned from the role of General Manager, GEM Canada, to her current position as Head of NA GEM.

Prior to Sanofi, Tracey has a track record of success setting a strategic vision for growth and engaging organizations to generate customer value through operational excellence through leadership roles at start-up organizations such as Optimer Pharmaceuticals (Merck) and Afexa Life Science (Valeant Consumer Health), as well as, through a progressive career at Johnson & Johnson, including roles as Managing Director of Ortho Biotech Canada and European Director, Oncology, Ortho Biotech Europe responsible for new product and business development based in the UK.

Tracey holds an MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax and an Honors Bachelor’s of Science from Queen’s University in Kingston.

Holly Schachner, MD

Medical Affairs Head for North America, Diabetes/Cardiovascular (DCV) Business Unit and US Medical Chair, Sanofi


Holly Schachner, MD is the Medical Affairs Head for North America, DCV Business Unit and the US Medical Chair at Sanofi. She has responsibilities to lead the medical teams across the Diabetes and Cardiovascular unit in North America, as well as responsibility for alignment across the US medical groups in the different Sanofi business units. Prior to joining Sanofi, Holly led Global Medical Affairs at Bayer Diabetes Care to bring innovative technology to people and their healthcare providers to manage diabetes. She has also worked at Pfizer in Cardio-metabolic diseases. Holly’s past academic research includes NIH research in diabetes in children and adolescents.

Holly received her undergraduate training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Following her fellowship, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University.

Clint Wallace

Head of Human Resources, North America


In his role as Head of Human Resources (HR), North America, Clint Wallace is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership to Sanofi’s North America HR organization. He partners closely with the executive team to drive the organizational climate necessary in growing an innovative and collaborative company. In addition to his North America responsibility, Clint also serves on the Global HR Leadership team.

Prior to joining Sanofi, Clint was with BASF Corporation, where he was Vice President of Human Resources for North America, providing strategic HR leadership to BASF’s North America HR organization including: organization design, talent resourcing, career planning, reward and performance management tools and talent succession planning. Prior to BASF, Clint held numerous positions within GE Healthcare and Pratt & Whitney.

Clint also served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force Reserve and, after 21 years of service, retired in June 2008.

Clint holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Central Connecticut State University.

Last update: November 17, 2017