David Khougazian joined Flagship Pioneering in 2023 as a Growth Partner. In this role, he helps scale and grow Flagship-founded companies, working together with leaders at Flagship and its ecosystem of companies on organizational development, long-term strategy, financing, and business development. David also helps lead Flagship’s international activities, connecting Flagship and its ecosystem of companies to life science ecosystems in multiple geographies.
David brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the global healthcare industry including over two decades at Sanofi where he held a diverse set of responsibilities during his tenure. He most recently led Sanofi's work in global emerging markets including China, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He also served as the CEO of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, a joint venture between Sanofi and Merck, and was previously Chief of Staff to the Sanofi CEO, leading Sanofi's Transformation Office and serving as a member of the Executive Committee and Global Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Sanofi, David was Vice President and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Aventis Pharmaceuticals, a company he participated in creating as part of his finance and corporate development work at Rhône-Poulenc. David started his career at HSBC where he managed a portfolio of diversified financial assets.
David is an engineer by training and graduated from ENSAE and holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs.