Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet, PhD, is Global Head of Roche Partnering and a member of the Roche Corporate Executive Committee, based at Roche’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Her career has taken her from Paris to New York, via Chicago. She began at Abbott Diagnostics in France, first in regulatory affairs, then moved to Abbott Pharmaceuticals in Chicago and was in Market Research, then Medical Representative in NYC. For four years in the USA and then two years in France, she held positions in Strategic Marketing and as Business Unit Head, Neuroscience for Sanofi Winthrop.
She further pursued her professional career within the Merck-Sharp & Dohme Group as Head of Strategic Planning, France, before relocating to Israel as General Manager to create and develop the affiliate for the group, subsequently holding respectively the functions of Vice-President of Rheumatology and Analgesia in the US, then Rheumatology and Cardiology head for France.
She joined Roche France in March 2007 as General Manager, and was then appointed Head of Roche Partnering in February 2012. She holds a PhD in pharmacy from the Faculty of Pharmacy in Paris, France, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago. She also has the distinction of having been inducted into the French Legion of Honor (Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur) by the French Minister of Research in recognition of her achievements. In 2014, FierceBiotech named Sophie one of the Top Women in Biotech. In her personal time, Sophie enjoys jogging, art, being with family and friends - and more than anything else, spending time with her son.