Porter Novelli Names Paul George Global Director of Health

          Porter Novelli Names Paul George Global Director of Health

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Global public relations leader Porter
Novelli today announced that Paul George has been named global director of
health, effective January 1, 2013. In addition to his global role, George will
lead the health care practice of the agency's New York office.

"Paul brings to Porter Novelli deep expertise in leading large global teams
and navigating the global regulatory environment for clients, as well as
driving growth through new and organic business," said Michael Ramah, acting
CEO, Porter Novelli. "We are excited to welcome him to our team."

Prior to joining Porter Novelli, George spent the last five years in various
roles at TogoRun, most recently as senior vice president and partner. In that
role he led integrated, global, multi-office, multi-channel (traditional and
online), multi-stakeholder marketing communications programs for blue chip
pharmaceutical companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb and Gilead. Prior to
that, he spent nearly 10 years with CPR Worldwide / Fleishman-Hillard, both in
London and New York, leading internal and external global marketing
communications programs for clients including GSK, AstraZeneca, Servier and

"In addition to his outstanding work at TogoRun, Paul was the TogoRun
representative of an Omnicom initiative to identify and participate in
integrated new business pitches in the health care space," added Karen van
Bergen, senior partner, managing director, Porter Novelli New York. "As more
and more clients look to holding companies to create multi-agency marketing
partnerships, Paul's experience will be invaluable as we build the
cross-border, cross-discipline solutions that clients need to grow their

"We are especially grateful to the leadership of both TogoRun and
Fleishman-Hillard for making this a seamless transition. We look forward to
the impact he will make on our clients and our talent, and the partnerships he
will build throughout the network," van Bergen added.

George has experience in several therapeutic areas including cardiology, CNS,
infectious disease, oncology and respiratory. He earned his BSc Hons in
biological science in a dual university program from La Universidad Autonoma
de Madrid (Spain) and The University of East Anglia (UK).

"Porter Novelli offered a tremendous opportunity for me to take the reins of a
health care practice with a proven track record of establishing and growing
relationships with health care brands and their stakeholder practitioners,
advocates and patients," said George. "Their rigorous adherence to
highly-targeted analytics and creativity, as well as their proven expertise in
advocacy, market access communications and health policy enables Porter
Novelli to achieve transformative results for its clients. I am delighted to
join such an impressive team."

About Porter Novelli
A global public relations leader, Porter Novelli was founded in 1972. In 90
offices in nearly 60 countries, Porter Novelli combines the power of immersion
with the rigor of research to create deep human insights that enable the
agency to transform the opinions, beliefs and behaviors of those who matter
most to its clients. For additional information, please visit
www.porternovelli.com. Porter Novelli is a part of Diversified Agency
Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.

About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:
OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of
marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which
operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving
international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and
corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous
specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying,
digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public
relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in
more than 100 countries.

Catherine Sullivan

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