Christopher Bona, a veteran at Baxter, GE Healthcare and Abbott, has been named a partner in Finn Partners’ health practice.
Bona joins the agency from metal processor and distributor Ryerson, where he was head of communications and responsible for corporate affairs, investment community and marketing communications functions. He previously led global marketing communications at GE Healthcare for the business specializing in X-ray-based technologies. Prior to that, he was a global corporate communications director at medical device maker Baxter International Inc. and oversaw biopharmaceutical communications surrounding product launches, medical meetings and research and development.
He was also previously a senior VP of corporate affairs at Weber Shandwick and held a series of public affairs positions at Abbott, including leading communications for the global pharmaceutical operations division and supporting the healthcare giant’s pharmaceutical and corporate divisions
Bona will be based in Finn Partners’ Chicago office. He’ll report to senior partner and U.S. pharma team lead Kristie Kuhl, who’s stationed in New York, and will work closely with health practice partner Arielle Bernstein Pinsof, who leads the Chicago health group.
Finn Partners’ Chicago office is headed by founding managing partner Dan Pooley. Managing partner Gil Bashe leads Finn Partners’ global health practice.