Sanofi appoints new country lead for Viet Nam, Cambodia

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 10:58

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi has named Dr Emin Turan managing director of general medicine in Viet Nam. — Photo courtesy of Sanofi

Drug multinational Sanofi has appointed Dr Emin Turan as its new country lead for Viet Nam and Cambodia and managing director of general medicine in Viet Nam.

Turan replaces Haissam Chraiteh, who has been appointed to a different position in the Asia region.

The French company operates in more than 100 countries globally.

In Viet Nam, its products have been sold for more than 60 years, including drugs to treat diabetes, rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular conditions, and cancers, vaccines and healthcare products for adults and children.

Turan has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 27 years, with experience especially in vaccines.

He has held senior roles in medical organisations, has spoken at medical conferences and forums around the world and has experience in the medical, regulatory, marketing, sales, franchise management, and operations side of the business.

“Viet Nam is a country which has great potential for growth with a large population, vibrant economy and talented human resources,” he said.

Sanofi has a WHO-GMP standard (Good Manufacturing Practice) factory built at a cost of US$75 million at the HCM City Hi-Tech Park, which manufactures 80 per cent of its products sold in Viet Nam and exports to many countries in the region. — VNS

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