Sanofi Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt attended the China Development Forum and spoke at the Economic Summit
BEIJING, March 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Chief Executive Officer Olivier Brandicourt expressed yesterday that he is very glad to be able to participate in the 2019 edition of the China Development Forum, particularly as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Forum.
Hosted by the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC), the China Development Forum (CDF) is being held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing from 23rd to 25th March, with the theme of "Greater Opening-up for Win-Win Cooperation."
"Since the Healthy China blueprint was adopted two years ago, we realized how much policy has been adopted and the government has incredible ability to keep pace and continuously draft, adopt and then implement health policies. So it is clearly one of the key successes of China in reforming the healthcare system." At the Economic Forum of CDF, Mr. Brandicourt spoke highly of Chinese authorities for having made significant strides to accelerate the listings of special care and rare disease medicines to address critical life-threatening conditions.
Sanofi stands by the millions of people battling long-term chronic conditions and the few sufferings from rare diseases. Mr. Brandicourt commented, "Considering our experience in developing groundbreaking rare diseases treatments and our strong experience in working with governments around the world, we, at Sanofi, are committed to working alongside the Chinese government to swiftly implement these policies and increase awareness among the public and healthcare actors."
According to the organizers, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of People's Republic of China. Its development over 70 years has strengthened China's determination to adhere to the opening-up policy. China will continue to focus on its opening-up and innovative development, which are key concepts embedded in its new development plan.
More than 150 official representatives from foreign businesses attended the forum, including a total of 96 chairmen and CEOs of the world's leading companies. The companies represented various industry sectors, including energy and minerals, financial insurance, aerospace, and information communications technology, equipment manufacturing, biopharmaceutical, and many more.
Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.
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In 1982, Sanofi opened its first office in China. Sanofi China has a diversified business that ranges from pharmaceuticals and human vaccines to consumer healthcare. Sanofi's China headquarters in Shanghai are supported by 11 offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Fuzhou and Urumqi. Sanofi has around 9,600 employees in China.
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