Shiv Krishnan, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Partnering and Innovation, Sanofi

Shiv Krishnan is currently Senior Director, Scouting & Partnering in sanofi-aventis R&D based in Bridgewater, New Jersey. In this role he works closely with innovators in academia and biotech companies to identify exciting breakthroughs at all levels of the pharma value chain for sanofi-aventis’ priority areas. He works closely with 2 other peer groups (based in San Diego and Cambridge, MA) to cover all of the US territory. Shiv is trained as a scientist and has a PhD in biochemistry and protein chemistry (Universite of Technology, Compiege, France) and has spent several years as a scientist and in management positions in biotech (Transgene S.A, Strasbourg, France), in the vaccines business (sanofi-pasteur legacy), in the gene therapy business (Rhone Poulenc Rorer-Gencell), and in pharma drug discovery (Rhone Poulenc Rorer and Aventis). He has been in the Partnering business (scouting, evaluating, negotiating, alliance management) since 2002 as head of alliance management in Aventis’ R&D and then as head of Partnering & Innovation-US, sanofi-aventis R&D, covering US and China, until 2008. He has a keen interest in breakthrough innovation and the business models that support this.