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Catherine Raynaud


Public Affairs Director


I have been Pfizer France Public Affairs Director since 2010. I am leading the Public affairs team that includes PAG, CSR activities. I was also in charge of the Pfizer Foundation for 2 years and now of the Pfizer endowment funds called Pfizer Innovation France as general secretary. Concerning my education, I am graduated with a PhD in structural Biochemistry and Microbiology (1998, University Toulouse), then I followed in 2006, a master's degree in marketing and management (CNAM, Paris), and several courses in health economy and public health. Since December 2017, I study at SciencesPO following Master’s degree in management and politic of health. For a dozen years, I held various positions in public research, focusing on infectious diseases where I had the opportunity to publish articles (27) in international reviews and to know main scientists and physician involved in this field. Initially, I had a position of lecturer at Toulouse University, after I was researcher at the Pasteur Institute, before becoming head of the laboratory of Biochemistry at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in London (MRC). In 2002, I integrated the systemic pathologies unit at Necker hospital (Paris) from 2002 to 2005 as a senior researcher managing a team of students, MD and technicians. In 2006, I obtained a position at Inserm headquarter, working with the GM and in the Department of scientific partnerships. I participated to the management of two sanitary crisis (Avian Flu and Chikungunya) and I have to manage several National Research Programs and the program Microbiology - Immunology – infectious Diseases for the National Research Agency (ANR). In 2007, I integrated Pharma Industry, first as public affairs and health economy Manager for Wyeth (I had in charge Public affairs and medico-economic surveys), then I was appointed to the position of public affairs Director at Pfizer in 2010.

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