Client Profile


Sanofi-aventis’ ambition is to become a diversified global healthcare leader, focused on patients’ needs.

Key facts:

  • 29 billion euros consolidated sales in 2009
  • Approximately 105,000 employees in 105 countries
  • #1 in Eastern Europe, in Latin America and in Africa/Middle East
  • #3 in Asia

Sanofi-aventis has core strengths in the field of healthcare with six growth platforms: emerging markets, human vaccines, consumer healthcare, diabetes treatment and innovative products and animal health.

Sanofi-aventis addresses fundamental health issues and makes major therapeutic solutions available in its areas of expertise: oncology, diabetes, thrombotic and cardiovascular diseases, and central nervous system disorders.

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis, provided more than 1.6 billion vaccine doses in 2009, allowing the vaccination of more than 500 million people worldwide. A global leader in vaccines, sanofi pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases.


Leading position of sanofi-aventis in Asia

Through the historical development and presence of its legacy companies, the sanofi-aventis Group today is a dynamic industry leader in the Asia / Pacific Region, with over 12,000 employees.

Our top three biggest markets are Japan, Russia and China. We expect a double-digit growth of about 11-12% in Asia-Pacific for the year 2010.

With an ambitious plan to focus on growth and expansion for China, a new China Talent Centre has been created with the objective to build our talent base and support the headcount expansion from 4,000 employees today to 8,000 employees by 2015.

The presence of sanofi-aventis in India is a great success story. In the year 2010, sanofi-aventis India has been the fastest growing Multinational Healthcare Company. We have an ambitious growth plan over the next five years which will create opportunities for career and professional development and which will put the key focus on Talent.


Working in sanofi-aventis

Sanofi-aventis promotes diversity as a source of creativity, innovation and performance. We privilege local hiring, but working in global or international teams and providing opportunities for international assignments is an integral part of our career development policy.

Our commitment is to offer you a career opportunity and challenge aligned with your ambitions.