BRUSSELS, 12 June 2023 – BCW, the leading global communications agency, today announced the appointment of Thomas Gelin as Head of Health Public Affairs, Europe, effective immediately.
This new position has been created to further strengthen BCW’s market-leading health public affairs and policy capabilities and to enhance BCW’s client offer throughout Europe, as well as to bring this expertise to the wider BCW global network.
“BCW is an established market leader in healthcare, and Thomas’s appointment is proof of our commitment to further strengthen and evolve our public affairs capabilities and talent,” said Scott Wilson, President, Europe & Africa, BCW. “Thomas will drive innovation across our portfolio of health public affairs solutions, and integrate seamlessly with our Earned-Plus, digital, data, and creative offer.
“Thomas is widely recognized as one of Europe’s leading healthcare policy practitioners, with an enviable track record in leading multi-market teams and delivering impactful and award-winning campaigns” Wilson continued. “His health policy expertise puts BCW in an even stronger position to continue to grow and transform our healthcare offering, helping our clients meet and address emerging issues across Europe and beyond”.
Gelin, who is based in Brussels and will continue to lead BCW’s Brussels Healthcare Practice, said: “I am delighted to take on this new role at a time when healthcare organizations are increasingly looking for enhanced partnership and collaboration across the policy ecosystem. Clients are requesting integrated public affairs solutions across Europe that seamlessly connect the EU’s political capitals. I look forward to collaborating with BCW's teams across Europe to deliver innovative public affairs solutions to support clients and the communities we serve across the region.”
Andrew Cecil, CEO BCW Brussels, to whom Gelin will continue to report, added: “I’m excited to see one of our best leaders and client practitioners given this opportunity to lead health public affairs across Europe. Since joining BCW two years ago, Thomas has built a high performing team of health public affairs consultants, advising leading healthcare organizations on environment- shaping activities and the most pressing policy issues. I look forward to seeing how Thomas will similarly innovate and scale our health public affairs offer across Europe.”
Gelin joined BCW in 2021 following a decade in consulting and industry. Previously, he was Porter Novelli’s Senior Vice President, Europe Policy Lead, Health and a member of SANOFI’s international public affairs team in Washington, D.C. Gelin is a graduate of Sciences Po Grenoble and ESCP Business School.
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