Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, 5 April 2017Athenaeum InterContinental, Athens

Jim Sage

President, PhRMA Innovation Forum, President & Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas

Jim Sage
Jim Sage

Jim Sage was appointed President & Managing Director of Pfizer Hellas in February 2015. He is elected President of PhRMA Innovation Forum since February 2016. Through his presidential role, Jim has a leading role in promoting the value of pharmaceutical innovation to the healthcare system and the contribution of innovative pharma to the Greek economy. Moreover, he is engaged with the development of health policy strategies in partnership with a broad range of stakeholders. Jim is also a co-chair of the US Embassy Healthcare Working Group and is a member of the BoD of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.

Jim has been working in the pharmaceutical market for more than 20 years. He joined Pfizer in 1990 and has had a critical role as a leader in regional and brand marketing in Europe and US for over 15 years. During this time, Jim has worked on and helped to build some of Pfizer’s most significant and successful brands. His previous role in Pfizer was Vice President of Marketing, Global Innovative Products-Europe. As Regional Marketing Lead for Europe, Jim Sage has been integral to the evolution of the regional marketing model in primary care and innovative products across Europe, as well as the development of new capabilities such as Digital and customer marketing.

Prior to his Global Innovative Products role, Jim was the Vice President of Marketing for Primary Care, in Europe after moving to the UK following his role as Vice President of U.S. Primary Care Marketing.

Jim is a US national, holds a Bachelor in History from Skidmore College and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University in the US.

Jim is married and has 3 children aged 12, 9 and 7.

International Keynote Speakers

Francesca Colombo Francesca Colombo, M.Sc., is Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. She is responsible for work on health, which aims at providing internationally comparable data on health systems and applying economic analysis to health policies, advising policy makers, stakeholders and citizens on how to respond to demands for more and better health care.
Sylvain Giraud Mr Sylvain Giraud is Head of Unit “health systems” in the Directorate General Health and Food Safety in the European Commission since 1st February 2016.
Juan Fuertes Juan Fuertes is the Advocacy and Access Manager of PHA Europe, the umbrella organization for pulmonary hypertension patients' organization. He is also a Board Member of the European Patients' Forum and Council Member of the European Lung Foundation.
Carmen Paun Carmen Paun is a health care reporter for POLITICO, based in Brussels. Before joining POLITICO, she was a freelancer covering regulatory and international affairs out of the EU capital. She has reported on a wide range of topics, from money laundering to food production to chemicals, for media organizations such as International News Services and Chemical Watch.
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