Emile Voest

Independent director
Emile Voest, Independent director

At a Glance

Date of birth

August 20, 1959



First elected or appointed

May 2022

Term expires

General Meeting 2025

Education and Business Experience

Emile Voest is currently director of Cancer Core Europe, a collaboration of seven top comprehensive cancer centers in Europe and was Executive Medical Director of the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) until 2021.


He has been Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Utrecht (UMC) since 1999 and leads his research group at the NKI and Oncode Institute. He has founded and leads several innovative precision medicine initiatives in oncology. He is co-founder and non-executive board member of the Hartwig Medical Foundation (large scale DNA analyses), is a board member of the Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment and leads several innovative precision oncology clinical trials. Over recent years, he also played several leadership roles in medical societies such as ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) and ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology).


Emile Voest obtained a PhD in medicine from the University of Utrecht.

Contact information

46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)

Directorships & Appointments

Inside the Sanofi Group

Independent director

Member of the Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee

Outside the sanofi group

Cancer Core Europe: Director

Meet the Sanofi Board of Directors

Frédéric Oudéa

Chairman of the Board of Directors