Karla Kiriako


Policy & Advocacy Committee Chair, Georgia Bio
Director, State Government Relations, Sanofi

Karla Kiriako is the Director, State Government Relations at Sanofi U.S. A leading global life science company committed to improving access to healthcare and supporting the patients they serve through the continuum of care. Sanofi is based in Paris, France and US HQ is in Bridgewater, NJ. In addition Sanofi  owns the specialty business units of Sanofi Genzyme focused on rare disease, rare blood disorders, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology.

Karla has over 22 years of industry and healthcare experience and has held roles in government affairs, advocacy, political campaigns, government procurement, marketing, sales and disease management.   Her specialty focus has been in government relations issues relating to vaccines, pharmaceutical procurement, rare disease, oncology and consumer health.

Karla currently oversees state legislative affairs, advocacy, and alliance development in the Southeast region.  She has worked for the company since 2010 and has been the lead for cardiovascular disease and oncology for the state government relations team.