U.S. Leadership

Michelle Carnahan

As the North America Head of Diabetes and Cardiovascular for Sanofi, Michelle leads all commercial operations for the Business Unit in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and Canada, which is comprised of Sales, Marketing, Market Access, One Trade, Innovative Solutions and Business Operations Support.

Michelle has a broad commercial background which includes substantial P&L accountability, extensive partnerships, significant organizational results, and strategic innovation work. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated her skills as a passionate, patient-centric leader who consistently holds herself and the organization to drive outcomes and better experiences for patients. She joined Sanofi in January 2018, bringing deep knowledge across many therapeutic areas including CNS, women’s health, musculoskeletal and diabetes. During her 25 years with Eli Lilly, she held progressively more senior roles in sales, marketing, human resources, and general management. Most recently, Michelle served as Chief Operating Officer for the International Business of Lilly, where she was responsible to drive the commercial operations and strategy.

Michelle is recognized for championing women’s issues and education. She served as executive sponsor of Lilly’s Women’s Leadership Network for several years. She also served as a member of the Advisory Council for St. Mary’s Child Center, is currently an Advisor to the JBW Women in Management Center at Purdue University, and serves on the Alumni Board at DePauw University.

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University.