EFPIA Appoints Liam English as Communications Director
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 -- The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations issued the following news release:
The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) has today announced Liam English as its new Communications Director.
English is currently a Communications Director at pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly and Company, and he will take up his post on the 12th May. He has previously held senior communication roles in the BBC, UK Civil Service and the European Commission.
Speaking about the appointment, Richard Bergstrom, EFPIA Director General, said: "I am delighted to welcome Liam to EFPIA, who joins at a critical time of change and evolution for the industry in Europe. This year will see big changes at an EU institutional level. We will also see further progress on industry transparency commitments, and further negotiations towards better deals for transatlantic trade and investment, all of which can lead to better outcomes for patients. Continued clarity of voice of our members' role and contribution in combatting financial and social burdens of ill-health will be key throughout this era of change."
Speaking about his new role, Liam English said: "This is such an exciting time to be joining the team at EFPIA. The pharmaceutical industry is built on a common core purpose to make life better for individuals and communities, but this fact is sometimes overlooked or tangled in the complexities of political and policy debates. I look forward to working to safeguard a better universal understanding and appreciation of what the industry does, how it helps people, and what policy makers need to do to allow medical discovery to flourish."
In his new role, Liam English will lead a small, dedicated team of communications professionals with responsibility for developing and implementing effective, strategic communications plans in partnership with EFPIA senior management and members. He will also be responsible for overseeing EFPIA's reputation initiatives, building the industry's role as a trusted partner in the delivery of healthcare across Europe.
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