Pfizer appoints Drew Panayiotou as its first global chief marketing officer, effective September 19. Panayiotou comes to Pfizer from Verily, Alphabet’s life sciences research arm, where he was CMO. He was previously president of Red Wagon Ventures, Chick-Fil-A’s new business incubator. At Pfizer, Panayiotou will be responsible for building commercial infrastructure for the company, reporting to Angela Hwang, head of Pfizer’s biopharmaceuticals unit. “Drew’s insights and diverse thinking will help us elevate the cutting-edge customer channels, skills and capabilities we need to deliver” new medicines to patients, Hwang said in a LinkedIn post.
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Brunswick Group appoints Pieter de Gooijer, who spent the last five years as the Dutch ambassador to France, Monaco and Andorra, as a partner in its Brussels office. De Goojier was previously permanent representative of The Netherlands to the European Union, where he played a central role in the EU’s legislative and diplomatic processes. “Pieter’s distinguished career across government, industry and trade bodies will help elevate our public affairs capabilities in Brussels and across Europe even further,” said Brunswick Group CEO Neal Wolin. Brunswick has also brought on Virginie Banet and Bernhard Maier as senior advisors. Banet, who will work out of Paris, is the president of her own consultancy, IOLITE Consulting, and was previously a managing director at Nomura. Maier, based out of Germany, was most recently CEO of SJODA, part of Volkswagen.
Stater Bros. Markets, a southern California grocery chain, hires Rebecca Calvin as SVP & CMO. Calvin succeeds EVP/CMO Dennis McIntyre, who is retiring. Most recently, Calvin was SVP and CMO at grocer The Save Mart Cos. In her new role, she will lead the Stater Bros.’ marketing function, including sales and merchandising, integrated marketing, e-commerce, and food strategy and innovation.
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