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GOLIN APPOINTS NEERA CHAUDHARY AS GLOBAL PRESIDENT OF HEALTHCARE

Chaudhary to oversee both Golin Health and Virgo Health brands globally

GOLIN APPOINTS NEERA CHAUDHARY AS GLOBAL PRESIDENT OF HEALTHCARE

Chaudhary to oversee both Golin Health and Virgo Health brands globally

NEW YORK (June 1, 2017) – Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) agency Golin announces Neera Chaudhary as the global president of healthcare.  She officially took up her role this Tuesday, 30th May, in Golin’s New York office. Neera reports to Matt Neale, CEO+ Vision, and will work closely with Jon Hughes, CEO+ International, to operationalise the firm’s healthcare offering across the world.

Neera, who joins from Cohn & Wolfe, will champion both Golin Health and Virgo Health brands. She will be working very closely with Sarah Matthew, current global president of Golin’s Healthcare Practice and Virgo Health, who now moves to the role of chair. Neera will also join the agency’s executive board, the group responsible for developing the long-term vision for Golin.

With healthcare ripe for disruption and innovation, Neera has been a change agent, driving award-winning healthcare campaigns for drugs and disease awareness. As a medical professional with advanced degrees in healthcare, she instinctively understands what’s needed to reach patients, providers, payers and policymakers, while navigating the regulatory environment.

“Neera’s experience in designing and implementing complex global healthcare campaigns was a huge draw for us,” said Matt Neale. “Our clients will benefit from her compelling mix of strategic counsel and creative flair. Ultimately, after meeting many exceptional candidates, we felt excited about Neera’s ability to spearhead innovation within the healthcare industry on behalf of our clients.”

Prior to Golin, Neera was Executive Creative Strategist of the Healthcare Practice at Cohn & Wolfe, leading strategy and creative for healthcare clients across the agency. Her client roster spans companies and brands in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, specialty pharma, medical devices, health technology and consumer health.

“I was drawn to Golin’s brave approach to address the industry’s metamorphosis through its revolutionary g4 model and unleashing the model’s potential for healthcare,” said Chaudhary. “Golin has been a modest giant in healthcare, quietly ahead of the curve with a powerhouse integrated offering of patient engagement, scientific communications, digital health and medical education across the Golin Health and Virgo Health brands. I wanted to be a part of an industry leader known for its bold and unconventional creative consumer marketing work and build on that equity to help healthcare clients win in the battle for brand relevance and grow the practice globally.”

Neera is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters of Health Science in Public Health and is training towards a Doctorate in Human Nutrition, both from the University of Toronto.

ENDS

About Golin

Golin is an integrated agency with PR, digital and content at its core. With 50 offices around the world and 60 years of experience, Golin’s purpose is to create change through relevant, brave work worthy of awe and action. “Go All In” is the agency’s ethos and commitment to bravery over mediocrity. Since 2014, Golin has been named PRWeek Global's International Agency of the Year; PRmoment’s Large Agency of the Year; PRWeek UK’s Best Agency to Work For; and UK Consultancy of the Year and a Best Place to Work by The Holmes Report. Within its revolutionary g4 model, specialist communities drive relevance using proprietary tools to plan and execute powerful campaigns. Golin is a member of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Learn more at golin.com.

About Virgo Health

Virgo Health is a leading provider of innovative healthcare communication, education and engagement services. We are the ‘go-to’ agency for clients seeking high-quality ideas and unsurpassed client services that deliver measurable results. Our ‘Being Human’ ethos informs everything we do. We have extensive experience supporting prescription and over-the-counter products, across their lifespans locally, regionally and globally. We also specialise in corporate reputation management. Since 2015, Virgo has been named the SABRE EMEA Healthcare Consultancy of the Year, the Communiqué Medical Communications Consultancy of the Year, the PRCA Dare Consumer Health & Wellbeing Consultancy of the Year and ranked 13th by Great Place to Work (medium sized business). Learn more at virgohealth.com.

Note for editors
*The CEO role at Golin is shared between Matt Neale, Jon Hughes and Gary Rudnick. We call this approach to leadership CEO+.

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Jo Roberts
Marketing Manager
Virgo Health
jo.roberts@virgohealth.com
+44 20 8939 2455

9th June 2017

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