Celine SchillingersqCéline Schillinger: Corporate Activist & Pharmaceutical Executive Using Innovative Social Media Approaches to Disrupt Industry and Save Lives
Head, Innovation & Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur
Twitter: @CelineSchill
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celineschillinger
Website: http://weneedsocial.com/

Bio: Head, Quality Innovation & Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur; previously, three other positions at Sanofi Pasteur; General Manager, China and Sales Manager, Asia Lagardere Group-Lagardere Media; Country Manager, Vietnam.

Innovating in Field of Work:

  • Driving some of the most award-winning and buzz-worthy employee initiatives at pharmaceutical giant, and transforming a traditionally conservative industry
  • Launched Break Dengue Community, a global alliance to connect existing initiatives and support new ones to fight dengue fever worldwide


  • Céline drives a successful corporate movement for change with over 4,000 volunteers worldwide to provide more quality vaccines to the world
  • Over 250,000 Facebook followers for Break Dengue in first year
  • 2016 Gold Quill Merit Award, International Association of Business Communicators, Employee Engagement category
  • 2016 Employee Engagement Awards, International (highly commended) and Unsung Hero categories
  • 2015 Most Impactful Emerging Healthcare Initiative, EyeForPharma—for ‘Break Dengue’ global activism program against dengue fever
  • 2014 Best Use of Social Media for Healthcare Award, Shorty Awards—for ‘Break Dengue’
  • 2013 Woman of the Year, La Tribune Women’s Awards, Intl. category

Role Model:

  • Created Women Empowerment Network at Sanofi to achieve better gender balance and drive performance
  • President, Board of Directors, Sphota, a musical innovation cooperative

Reinvention / Risk / Momentum:

  • Global citizen, from France to Vietnam to China to US who speaks 5 languages
  • Has succeeded in three traditionally male-dominated industries, defense, radio and pharmaceuticals
  • Tapped to ameliorate dysfunctional quality culture at Sanofi Pasteur—16,000 associates spread over 3 continents

“Céline is ‘the woman that transform[s] Sanofi,’ a global healthcare giant.”