Servier announces the appointment of Nicolas Garnier as Chief Patient Officer, effective from December 4, 2023. He takes over from Bertrand Renaud, who will retire at the end of January 2024.
Reporting to Arnaud Lallouette, Executive Vice President Global Medical & Patient Affairs, Nicolas Garnier leads Global Patient Affairs department, whose mission is to integrate the voice of the patient at each stage of the drug lifecycle. His main objective is to coordinate, promote and develop patient engagement among all Group employees and global subsidiaries, working closely with patients and the organizations that represent them.
By doing this, Nicolas Garnier will continue the key work begun by Bertrand Renaud which aimed at reinforcing the patient culture within the Group and the dynamic of working collaboratively with patients and their organizations. The Group currently spearheads over 250 such initiatives, which address very real problems, from the phase of diagnosis to the correct use of treatment. Servier has also been ranked second this year on the list of the most reputed pharmaceutical companies working with oncology patient organizations, according to the PatientView Report 2022 survey.
Nicolas Garnier Biography
After completing a Degree in Cellular Biology and Physiology and a Specialized Master in Genetics at Denis Diderot University in Paris, followed by a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine (Oncology) at McGill University in Montreal and a post-doc in Genomics (Pediatric Oncology) at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine, Nicolas began his professional career in 2015 as a Medical Advisor in the Rare Disease unit at Pfizer Canada. He quickly progressed towards roles that forged his understanding of patients to better integrate their voices at each stage of the drug lifecycle. Thus, he created the Pfizer Canada Patient Centricity Council and then in 2019 became Director of Patient Advocacy in the Global Product Development division of Pfizer Rare Disease in the US. In 2022 he was promoted to Senior Director of Patient Advocacy in Oncology & Rare Disease within Pfizer Global Product Development. From the start of this year and before joining the Servier Group, Nicolas was Head of Patient Advocacy in all therapeutic areas of Pfizer clinical studies.