April 24 (Reuters) - Sanofi SA:
* Elias Zerhouni, M.D., Head of Global Research and Development will retire from Sanofi on June 30th, 2018, after more than 9 years with the company
* He will be succeeded in the post by John C. Reed, who has been appointed Head of Global Research & Development, as of July 1st, 2018
* Dr. Reed will report directly to Dr. Brandicourt and will be a member of the Executive Committee. He will join Sanofi on April 30th to ensure a smooth and effective transition period.