Sylvie Pilon


With more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Sylvie is a passionate people leader driven by purpose with a track record of success. Sylvie has experience in multiple therapeutic areas such as Immunology, Psychiatry, Neurology and Oncology. She has led many business units to success including a recent position as leader of the LOE strategy in Immunology at AbbVie Canada. She is the former Vice-President and General Manager of Lundbeck Canada where she brought the Canadian affiliate to new levels of performance by successfully implementing a clear corporate strategy while ensuring that employees were motivated and aligned under a common vison and purpose.

Prior to this position, Sylvie was the head of Lundbeck Canada Mental Health Business Unit, where she helped achieve the company’s goals through a period of intense change. She also created a new Oncology Business unit within the company, building a franchise from the ground up to launch two important chemotherapies for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Before joining Lundbeck, Sylvie worked in various roles with increasing commercial and scientific affair responsibilities at Novartis, Amgen and Berlex. Sylvie has her B.Sc. in Biochemistry Nutrition and her Executive Institute Advanced Management Certificate from McGill University and was also inducted into the Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame.

Areas of expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy