Head of North America Talent Management, Global People & Leadership Development CoE, Sanofi
Benoit Massal is Vice President, Head of North America Talent Management at Sanofi. Most recently Benoit was Head of HR for Sanofi in Canada.
A French citizen trained as an Aerospace engineer in France, Benoit started his career in the Automotive industry where he took positions of growing responsibility, including management of design teams, within the Engineering and Design division of Renault-Nissan.
He joined the Pharmaceutical industry (sanofi-synthelabo) in 2003, played a key role in the integration of sanofi-synthelabo and Aventis businesses. He went on to serve as Chief of Staff for the Head of Intercontinental Operations, and in 2006 Chief of Staff for the President & CEO of sanofi-aventis US Pharmaceutical Operations.
He joined the US HR team in 2008 and took on the role of Sr Director of HR Strategy & Org Effectiveness. He took on the responsibility for the NA Talent & Workforce Planning Center of Expertise late 2011 and was assigned the role of Head of HR for Canada in 2014. He has been in his current role since July 2016.
Benoit and his wife, Kosha, and their children Emma and Julien, reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.