Jon Fairest is head of the Global Health Unit at Sanofi where he leads strategy and implementation of the newly launched non-profit, sustainable business that will operate in the 40 poorest countries in the world to expand access to 30 essential Sanofi medicines. Jon joined Sanofi in 2002. He held general manager roles in Bulgaria, Finland, Portugal and Canada before taking the position of head of the Africa region. In 2019, Jon became head of external affairs for Eurasia, Middle East and Africa and served as head of trade and revenue management, a transversal organisation across Sanofi Global Business Units. Jon began his career with Bayer in the United Kingdom where he held positions in sales and marketing. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.