BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- inVentiv Health, Inc., offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, today announced that Michel Dubery will lead the European arm of the company's global communications division. Ranked by Advertising Age as the world's second largest healthcare agency network, inVentiv Health Communications (iHC) employs 1,800 professionals across the globe.
Dubery brings more than 30 years of broad, global healthcare industry experience to iHC, including specialized expertise in consumer and patient communication, relationship marketing, brand strategy development and business modeling. As Managing Director of inVentiv Health Communications/Europe (iHCE), he will oversee the agency's advertising and public relations offerings.
"iHCE's goal is to form strategic partnerships with clients that provide them with the necessary support to quickly maneuver in a complex world," said Bob Chandler, President, inVentiv Health Communications and Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, inVentiv Health. "Mounting pressures to limit healthcare costs across Europe are creating new communication challenges for our clients. Michel's vast knowledge of the market on a regional and global level will enhance our ability to help clients navigate this complicated landscape and reach patients and healthcare professionals in meaningful ways. We are delighted that he is joining us."
With operational headquarters in London that serves as a hub for all European offices, iHCE designs relevant, targeted and flexible marketing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry and organizations with a healthcare focus, helping clients excel in a challenging and rapidly changing environment. As part of iHC, iHCE operates under a "Done as One" business model that enables the convergence of inVentiv's best-in-class advertising, public relations, public policy, market access, medical communications, media, creative, branding and digital services. The model allows clients to bring their challenges to iHCE, which then assembles the cross-disciplinary expertise, services and team needed to deliver successful solutions.
Prior to joining iHCE, Dubery served as Managing Director, Europe at Grey Healthcare Group. Under his leadership, the company's European business margins improved considerably, with the London office experiencing five-fold growth in less than four years. From 2007 to 2009, Dubery served as Chief Strategy Officer, Europe at DDB Health Group, where he redeveloped the agency's strategic offerings, including new tools and workshops. In addition to his role as Senior Planning Partner at WWAV Rapp Collins, Dubery has held several marketing positions at leading healthcare companies, including Novartis, Sandoz, Hoechst-Roussel and Astra Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Dubery was a staff nurse specializing in orthopedics at Burnley General Hospital in Lancashire, England.
About inVentiv Health Communications/Europe
inVentiv Health Communications/Europe (iHCE) is the European arm of inVentiv Health Communications, the inVentiv Health division dedicated to delivering exceptional global, multichannel communications for organizations focused on health and wellness. iHCE provides relevant, targeted and flexible marketing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry and organizations with a healthcare focus, enabling clients to excel in a rapidly changing environment. The company's unified offer brings together inVentiv Health's advertising, public relations, public policy, market access, medical education, marketing, digital and branding services. iHCE is based in Switzerland with operational headquarters in London.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. inVentiv offers convergent services that deliver extraordinary outcomes to clients whose goal is improving human life. In 40 countries around the world, inVentiv's 13,000 employees help clients rapidly transform promising ideas into commercial reality. inVentiv clients include more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies, as well as companies that now see health as part of their mission. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.
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