Japan-based Takeda Pharmaceuticals has promoted its interim head of corporate communications for Europe Rob Gallo to a permanent role that also covers Canada.
Gallo had been in his interim position since 2010, overseeing Europe-wide media campaigns, and will now be based at Takeda's regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
His new responsibilities will include unifying local communication teams as Takeda prepares to combine its Canadian and European businesses into a single Takeda subsidiary, ensuring communication aligns to the company's new strategic model as well as preparing teams for the launch of several products.
Gallo said: “I am delighted to be joining Takeda permanently to help deliver corporate objectives in what is a very exciting stage of the company's development.”
Before joining Takeda, Gallo was a director of Operandi Partners, a corporate communications and issues management consultancy based in London.
In addition to his pharmaceutical experience, he has also held senior communications posts across a range of FMCG companies in the UK, Italy and Australia.