MARISSA POOLE has more than twenty five years in the healthcare industry. She built her career in the pharma and biotech space through working in clinical research, development, operations, commercial divisions, and medical affairs. Poole built and led teams in Australia, US, and Canada to provide a science focused and patient driven approach. She has remained pivotal in supporting the development, approval and launch of transformative medicines in oncology, transplant, rare disease, immunology, and multiple sclerosis. She co-leads the North America gender balance leadership network at Sanofi, has provided mentorship to numerous women and men, throughout her career, and is a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity. Poole has degrees in pharmacology and law from the University of Sydney. She is a devoted mom and dog lover with three children, two dogs, and an avid runner having completed six marathons.