Sophie Kornowski-Bonnet is Global Head of Partnering at F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche) and a member of the Roche Executive Committee, based at the company’s headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. She previously served as General Manager at Roche France, the French pharmaceutical subsidiary of Roche, from 2007 until 2012.
Dr Kornowski-Bonnet has a PhD in Pharmacy from the Université Paris Descartes and an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Chicago. She began her career at Abbott, where she served as a scientific manager in the Diagnostics division and as a market research analyst and sales representative in the Pharmaceutical Products division. Sophie has held positions with Sanofi Winthrop as Strategic Marketing Manager and Business Unit Manager and, most recently, with the Merck-Sharp & Dohme Group. She joined the group in June 1996, as Director of Market Research and Strategic Planning in France, then served as General Manager in Israel, followed by the role of VP in Rheumatology and Analgesia Business Unit and Director of the Cardiovascular Division until February 2007.