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Astellas taps Lilly for comms chief

Jeffrey Winton appointed first chief communications officer
Jeffrey Winton

Astellas US has announced that Lilly's Jeffrey Winton will be the company's first senior vice president, chief communications officer.

Winton was vice president and head, global communications at Lilly, belonging to the global corporate affairs leadership team.

He will be responsible for corporate branding and reputation management in the US, reporting to Masao Yoshida, chief executive officer of Tokyo-based parent company Astellas Pharma. He has more than 30 years of communications experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Prior to joining Lilly, Winton held senior communications roles at major global pharmaceutical companies such as Schering-Plough and Pharmacia. He has a degree in life sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

"I am pleased to add Jeff to our senior management team at Astellas," said Yoshida. "He brings with him the broad industry expertise and experience we are looking for to help propel the Astellas brand in the Americas."


5th November 2013

From: PME

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