Ashfield Healthcare Communications appoints new Global Commercial Director

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Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare, a leading global healthcare services provider, has appointed Ben Beckley as Global Commercial Director of Ashfield Healthcare Communications. Ben takes up the position on 8 October and be based in Boston, USA,
As Global Commercial Director, Ben will be responsible for leading the global commercial strategy, developing business plans and ensuring all growth opportunities are optimised across the Ashfield Healthcare Communications global network. A significant part of this role is to drive the day to day business development cycle of our growing business, removing barriers to success and working in partnership with our agency business unit heads to deliver our overall commercial plan.
Doug Burcin, President of Ashfield Healthcare Communications, said: “Ben is a great cultural fit and talent addition to the growing Ashfield team. His track record has demonstrated strong entrepreneurial skills, commercial awareness and a tenacious focus on winning. Ben’s experience, energy and enthusiasm will move the business forward and I’m excited to be working with him.”
Most recently, Ben served as global managing director and rare disease village business unit lead at Havas Health & You. He was instrumental in growing awareness of the company’s capabilities across a variety of service offerings including strategy, branding, medical communications, market access, analytics, and digital services. Previous to Havas, Ben was SVP, Accounts at Precision for Medicine Group, leading client service at their Boston office: Precisioneffect.
Ben Beckley added “I am thrilled to be joining Ashfield Healthcare Communications at such a pivotal time for the company. I look forward to applying my passions for service, quality and brand strategy to Ashfield’s very unique and compelling value proposition.”
Ben will join the organisation’s executive team as a member of the Ashfield Healthcare Communications board, who are responsible for the strategic direction and overall competitiveness of the organisation.
About Ashfield Healthcare Communications
Ashfield Healthcare Communications, part of UDG Healthcare plc, provides global solutions for clients, adding value through unique insights and tailored, scientifically rigorous, multichannel, healthcare communications offerings. Its mission is to improve lives by helping healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge, and support they need. Ashfield Healthcare Communications’ multichannel and specialist agencies include ACUMED, Ashfield Digital & Creative, Ashfield Healthcare Communications K.K., BlueMomentum, Cambridge BioMarketing, CircleScience, Cirrus Communications, Clinical Bridges, CodonMedical, Create NYC, FireKite, Galliard, Gardiner-Caldwell Communications, GeoMed, iMed Comms, Infusion, MicroMass, Nyxeon, Pegasus, Physicians World Europe, QXV Comms, Scientific Connexions, Seren Communications, StemScientific, Watermeadow Medical, and Zoetic Science.
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About Ashfield
Ashfield, part of UDG Healthcare plc, is a global leader in commercialisation services for the healthcare industry. We partner with our clients across Advisory, Healthcare Communications, Commercial, Patient Solutions and Medical Affairs to build creative, scalable and tailored health solutions that are executed flawlessly, to deliver positive outcomes for patients and add value to your business. The company has more than 7,000 employees, operates in 24 countries across Europe, North America, South America and Asia and works with more than 250 businesses, including all of the world’s top 25 pharmaceutical companies.
Its mission is to partner with its clients, helping to improve lives by ensuring healthcare professionals and patients get the medicines, knowledge and support they need.
Ashfield provides contract sales teams, customer service reps, medical science liaison officers, remote detailing, nurse educators, medical information, healthcare communications, market access, market research, training, event management, digital, creative, pharmacovigilance, audit and advisory services.
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Lara Lovenbury

23 October, 2018