Sanofi Pasteur 
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Unite to ignite

Corporate activism for operational excellence


Practitioner Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 12 Location Code
10:45am-11:45am Hynes Center, Level 3, Ballroom A ThS/59

Hear about the challenge of a substandard manufacturing quality culture that was a public health and a business liability and how it was solved with an unprecedented purpose-focused, employee-driven, global operational excellence activist movement.


Learn about a complete turnaround of corporate culture resulting in quality improvement, increased supply and significant savings. Inspired by social movements, Sanofi Pasteur’s focus is now to: Leverage the diversity of its employees to create innovation, engagement and operational excellence; create connections and networks at all levels  – including social media; combine lean process improvement and large-scale volunteerism; work together to empower more people to make informed decisions. Learn how more than 5,000 employees actively support the movement, across three continents, and how leadership is evolving from ‘command-and-control’ to ‘support-and-coach’ resulting in improved operational performance. Human errors and recurring deviations are down by double digit, right-first-time has improved significantly, as well as timeliness of corrective actions, and vaccine supply has been debottlenecked. Discover how Sanofi Pasteur is achieving both outstanding business results and a profound business transformation.


Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines.

Presenter: David King

David King currently serves as director of industrial performance for Sanofi Pasteur. A six sigma master black belt, and a senior trainer and coach at a global level, he is a leader in the Sanofi Pasteur organizational transformation movement focused on reinventing the employee and leader relationship by engaging and empowering all individuals to achieve collective performance. This work has been recognized on a global scale by gaining two Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards (2017), the FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Award (2017), Outstanding Human Performance Improvement Award (2017), Organizational Culture Excellence Award (2016), Gold Quill Award (2016), and the Employee Engagement Award (2016).