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Rachid Izzar joined Biogen in October 2019 as President for the Intercontinental Region which includes Latin America, Australia, Asia, Japan, Middle East and Africa, as well as Turkey and Russia. The Global Biogen Biosimilars Unit is also under his leadership. Prior to joining Biogen, Rachid held the role of Country President for AstraZeneca in France where his responsibilities included leadership for commercial and manufacturing operations. He held numerous roles at his time with AstraZeneca including the position of Global Vice President of the Cardiovascular Franchise where he contributed significantly to the development of the franchise within the North American subsidiary, as well as in Europe and China. Prior to that Rachid held the role of Vice President Strategic Transformation, also, China Portfolio for CEO based in Shanghai and Vice President Commercial International covering China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, America Latin, Asia, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. Rachid is a business graduate and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, as well as a graduate diploma in Business Transformation from Harvard University.


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