Board of Directors



Diane Souza

Diane Souza

Director of Farm Credit East
Date of birth: July 3, 1952
Nationality: American
First elected: May 2016
Term expires: General Meeting 2020
Business address: 54, rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris (France)

Independent director/ Member of the Audit Committee / Member of the Compensation Committee

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2017

  • Director of Farm Credit East (United States)

Past directorships expiring within the last five years

  • UnitedHealth Group :
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Unimerica Insurance Company (United States), Unimerica Life Insurance Company of New York (United States), National Pacific Dental, Inc. (United States), Nevada Pacific Dental (United States), DBP Services of New York, IPA (United States), Dental Benefits Providers of California, Inc. (United States), Dental Benefit Providers of Illinois, Inc. (United States), Dental Benefit Providers, Inc. (United States), Spectera, Inc. (United States) and Spectera of New York, IPA, Inc. (United States)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.

Education and business experience

Diane Souza is a certified public accountant, holds a degree in accounting from University of Massachusetts, an honorary doctorate in Business studies from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a diploma in dental hygiene from Northeastern University, Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Farm Credit East in the United States.

Diane Souza began her career with Price Waterhouse in 1979 as Audit Staff Accountant before assuming several senior positions at Deloitte Haskins & Sells, from Audit Staff Accountant to Senior Tax Manager-in-Charge, from 1980 to 1988. She returned to Price Waterhouse from 1988 to 1994, where she notably held the position of Head of the Northeast Insurance Tax Region. In 1994 Diane Souza joined Aetna and UnitedHealtcare in 2008. Former CEO of UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits, Diane Souza has over 25 years of managed care and health benefits experience, she led healthcare operations and business and large-scale systems transformation at UnitedHealthcare and Aetna, as well as delivery of the integrated market strategy for the Affordable Care Act. She also served as CFO of Aetna’s Guaranteed Products business, where she was regularly involved in complex financial transactions.