Mundipharma appoints Patrice Grand to the position of European Director of Corporate Communications, reporting to Alberto Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer in Europe.
Patrice has a broad base in communications and public affairs, gained from over 30 years of pharma experience across Europe, the United Sates, Asia Pacific and Latin America. He has held a series of high-profile roles including most recently Global Head of Communications, Healthcare for Merck, where he made a significant impact on the company’s corporate profile while supporting the transformation of the organisation. Previously, he was Head of International Public Affairs at Bristol-Myers-Squibb. Prior to this he worked in different sales and marketing roles, including a stint as Director of the Healthcare Practice in Europe at renowned communications agency Burson-Marsteller.
Commenting on his appointment, Patrice said: “I am really excited to be joining such a vibrant and talented team at a time of such successful transformation. I am passionate about the opportunity to shape our communications to reflect our entrepreneurial culture, share our innovative work that makes a big difference in the lives of patients and support the partnership working model that underpins the success of Mundipharma.”
Alberto Martinez added: “Patrice brings a wealth of experience in both global public organisations and family owned businesses. He joins as a member of the European executive team, providing strategic advice to the Mundipharma network, which is testament to the important role Communications plays in our organisation. He will be instrumental in helping us shape the profile of Mundipharma and I look forward to working with Patrice as we continue our focus on delivering our successful transformation and diversification with leading performance in Biosimilars, Respiratory and Diabetes.”