Karen Hood

Country Lead, ANZ, Sanofi

Karen Hood is one of the Australian healthcare industry’s leading executives. Currently the Country Lead for Sanofi Australia and New Zealand, and the General Manager of the company’s local General Medicines business, Karen’s depth of experience has been built across multiple roles over more than twenty years.

Karen’s key strengths span the areas of transformational change, navigation and management of complex business issues and a sizeable knowledge and expertise in healthcare sales and marketing. Her experience has seen her lead teams through industry, environmental and organisational change. She is also an expert across the pharmaceutical product lifecycle from launch, to growth and later stage marketing.

In recent years Karen has overseen the Australian delivery of a number of major global acquisitions and integrations. She has also delivered large scale structural and organisational initiatives, for the business, in support of Sanofi’s global Roadmap. Since becoming Country Lead, Karen has focused on cross business collaboration and integration to drive growth.

Karen is a passionate proponent of the healthcare industry, its commitment to patients and the ability of her team members to be equipped to deliver on their shared purpose each day.