Sanofi has appointed Ameet Nathwani, M.D. as chief digital officer in addition to his current role of executive vice president, chief medical officer, both of which roles he will continue.

As chief digital officer, Dr. Nathwani will be responsible for enhancing Sanofi's strategy to integrate digital technologies and medical science to ultimately improve patient outcomes. His mandate will include scaling up the company’s ongoing portfolio of digital initiatives by developing broad external partnerships, building out internal infrastructures, and exploring new business opportunities for Sanofi in the digital space.

He was previously with Novartis, starting in 2004 as the senior vice president and global development head of the cardiovascular and metabolic franchise. From 1994 to 2004, he also held increasingly senior global functional and franchise leadership roles in research and development in Glaxo, SmithKline Beecham and GlaxoSmithKline, both in Europe and the U.S.

Olivier Brandicourt, chief executive officer at Sanofi said: "With Ameet's wide experience in digital health and analytics, we will be able to further advance our capabilities to re-invent not only the way we discover and develop medicines but the types of future products we may offer to patients around the world."