Mr. Rachid Ayari
Whole Time Director and Chief Financial Officer
With over 7 years of experience at Sanofi, following a 16-year tenure at Pfizer, Rachid Ayari bring a wealth of knowledge in major finance fields and a diverse international background, having worked across various countries from North Africa to Russia & Central Asia. His expertise extends to financial management, working closely with cross-functional teams, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and corporate standards.
As the CFO of EURASIA (Russia & Central Asia) at Sanofi from August 2020 to August 2023, Rachid Ayari successfully managed sales and other revenues of more than 1 billion € in 2022, leading a team. His expertise includes strategic planning, business plan development, performance assessment, and financial oversight. He has played a key role in strategic projects related to local manufacturing, pricing, and market access.
Prior to that, Rachid Ayari served as the CFO of Sanofi Algeria, where he was instrumental in developing local finance talent and providing financial support to the business heads, driving effective internal control and reporting, and managing significant change initiatives, such as business development activities and financial system migrations.
Rachid Ayari holds a Master of Business Administration from the University Mediterranean School of Business in partnership with Maryland University and a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Tunis. He has also completed relevant training, including leadership programs at INSEAD (Paris) and possess fluency in English, French, and Arabic.