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Simone Azevedo

Simone is responsible for developing and managing the relationships of all stakeholders across multiple rare disease communities.

She collaborates with patients, industry, healthcare providers and foundations to ensure Patient Discovery continuously addresses each population’s unmet needs.

With over 24 years working in the rare diseases, Simone has extensive global experience working as a senior entrepreneurial executive collaborating with commercial strategy & operations, patient advocacy and services, public affairs and leading multi-functional teams.

She is particularly proud of her work at Sanofi Genzyme championing rare disease initiatives. Those accomplishments include launching multiple products for rare disease communities, managing the humanitarian program for rare disease treatments to patients in ~80 countries and building a patient services organization.

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