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Brendan Wood International Investor Conviction Intel – Healthcare – Sanofi CFO Succession

March 21st, 2024 by TopGun Press

New York, NY (TopGun Press)

Sanofi announced earlier this quarter that François-Xavier Roger will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of Sanofi’s Executive Committee effective April 1, 2024. François-Xavier will join most recently from Nestle, where he had been CFO since July 2015. Prior to Nestle, Mr. Roger held senior finance roles in the Pharma space at Takeda Pharmaceutical and several predecessor companies of what is today, Sanofi. When Nestle announced in 2Q 2023 that François-Xavier Roger had decided to step down, investors rated him a Top 10 CFO out of over 100 Global Consumer Products companies tracked on BWI’s Investor Confidence Index.

Given this CFO transition, we’re providing the historical Half Year Commitment to Own Nestle Trends and Shareholder Conviction Trends on Nestle’s CFO, Transparency & Disclosure and Balance Sheet during Mr. Roger’s tenure as CFO at Nestle, along with the relevant investor verbatim commentary.

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Typical Verbatim Commentary on Nestle’s CFO:

(July 1st, 2015 through June 30th, 2023)

“Nestle’s CFO, François-Xavier Roger, has done a great job.”

“Nestle’s CFO is phenomenal.”

“Nestle’s CFO is gaining ground.”

“The Nestle CFO is improving.”

“François-Xavier Roger, Nestle’s CFO is very good. He would be a TopGun.”

“I know the Nestle CFO well. He is pretty solid and has been doing a very good job there.”

“The CFO is great and has improved the disclosure and visibility for the company.”

“I think Nestle’s CFO is a straightforward guy, addresses the business’ issues and is very clear in the statements he makes.”

“I meet with Nestle’s CFO three or four times a year and he really knows the company well. He’s a very active CFO and not just in accounting.”

“Nestle’s CFO does an excellent job communicating with the investment community.”

“Nestle’s CFO, François-Xavier Roger, thinks like investors.”

“The CFO at Nestle gets a bit of a halo effect because of the CEO.”

“Nestle’s CFO is not really the one calling the shots.”

“Nestle’s CFO could be more specific on calls sometimes.”


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