Whole Time Director
Mr. Cherian Mathew joined Sanofi in 1993 (with the erstwhile Hoechst India Limited) as a Project Engineer. Over the last 26 years, he has held ever increasing responsibilities in India as well as with various other Sanofi affiliates over the world. He was the Site Director and General Manager for Aventis Pharma SA, Senegal, following on as Strategic Projects Director for Industrial Affairs Asia Pacific region based out of Singapore. He has been instrumental in leading sites and managing their performance. He returned back to India for a brief period between January 2011 and July 2013 where he was the Site Director of Sanofi India’s site in Goa. Under his tenure in Goa, the site was expanded with a state of the art manufacturing facility which was later approved by the MHRA (British Health agency on behalf of the EU) and ANVISA (Brazilian Health authorities). He later moved on to the Asia Pacific Japan Industrial affairs region as its head based in Shanghai, China. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing the industrial strategy for Sanofi in the region.
Mr. Cherian Mathew started his career in 1987 with Shaw Wallace and then had a brief stint with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited.
He graduated in Engineering from IIT Kharaghpur in 1987.