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Michele Markus, Head of Global Health Accounts, Omnicom

Michele brings a unique blend of content and context to lead Omnicom’s largest international health businesses around the world. With a diverse span of health clients across the private, public, policy, genomics and technology sectors, she facilitates connections and collaborations that enable transformation and provide newfound insights that drive impactful interventions.

Michele has spent her career in health and immersed herself in the perspective of the ultimate recipient – the patient.  Combining deep customer understanding with her background in healthcare professional communications, global commercial strategy, and organizational performance management consulting, she has commercialized products and implemented programs in more than 130 markets worldwide. Her understanding of diseases and their impacts was derived from time spent in R&D, communications, strategic planning and lifecycle management in specialty, oncology, infectious diseases, CV/metabolic, nutrition, consumer/OTC, surgical and devices.

Her focus on helping clients succeed around the globe and across the lifecycle is evident in her development of the Ultimate Multinational Launch Checklist: A Primer and Best Practices –  Approaches in Lifecycle Management.

Michele serves on the Board of Advisors for The Alliance for Aging Research in Washington DC and War on Cancer in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been a repeat Keynote Speaker at the Annual Emerging Markets Commercial Excellence Forum. She is the Creator and Leading Expert on Strategic CartographySM, which helps biotechs, diagnostic and pharma companies commercialize in these shifting markets – breaking down traditional Global, Regional and Local mindsets. Michele was a Speaker at The 2015 Cannes Lions Health Festival on working in consolidation and collaboration models in healthcare: Consolidations – Beyond the FairyTale. She is also a frequent Speaker on trends and best practices in international and emerging markets and was the Founder and Creator of SHIFT:Health – the private invitation-based healthcare exchange event which focuses on the wider political, socioeconomic and policy shifts affecting the health industries and how to invoke actionable change.

Michele prioritizes talent management as a differentiator in our industries and is on the Governing Body for OmniWomen – Omnicom’s Global Women’s Initiative where she focuses on international impact and expansion.

Michele and her husband love experiencing her hometown of NYC through the eyes of her mischievous son. In her leisure time, she enjoys exercise, food, wine, and, of course, world travel.

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