Dietmar Berger

Chief Medical Officer, Global Head of Development, Sanofi


Dietmar Berger is Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Development at Sanofi. In this role, Dr. Berger leads global development science, strategy and operations for the company’s portfolio in Immunology, Hematology, Oncology, Rare Diseases, and Neurology, and oversees pharmacovigilance and medical centers of excellence. Formerly, he was Senior Vice President of Global Product Development, Clinical Science Hematology/Oncology at Genentech/Roche, and Head of Research and Development at Atara, focusing on development of T cell immunotherapies. Prior to that, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Bayer and at Amgen.

Dr. Berger completed his medical training in Freiburg (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (United States) and holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from the Albert-Ludwigs University School of Medicine. He has more than 25 years of experience in oncology research and development, including as Head of the Clinical Research Center at the University Medical Hospital, Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Berger has led academic research groups focusing on preclinical drug development, tumor models, angiogenesis, and immunotherapy in Germany, and at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA. He received the Cancer Award of the German Cancer Society for his research on angiogenesis and has authored more than 50 scientific publications and five books.