Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Natalie Bickford graduated from the University of Warwick in French and International Politics.
She has worked in HR and HR leadership for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of experience in consumer-facing industries to Sanofi.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Natalie was Group HR Director at Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second largest location-based entertainment business, where she was responsible for 30,000 employees across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. She also held senior HR positions at Sodexo, AstraZeneca and Kingfisher Plc.
Natalie has a solid track record of transforming organizations, with a strong focus on inclusion and diversity. She was awarded “HR Diversity Champion of the Year” at the European Diversity Awards in November 2019. Natalie is also Board member of the Kronos Workforce Institute, a reflection of her deep interest in understanding and shaping the future of work.
She started in her current position on August 1, 2020.
Natalie Bickford is a citizen of the United Kingdom.