PARIS: Life sciences and chemicals group Rhone-Poulenc has
appointed Rossella Daverio, 43, as its new director of group
communications. Daverio joins from pharmaceuticals firm Rorer, which
last year became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rhone-Poulenc.
She replaces Andre de Marco, 60, who will oversee several special
projects for the group’s board of directors before leaving at the end of
the year, when he is expected to go into consultancy.
Daverio will directly manage around 35 people at Rhone-Poulenc’s Paris
headquarters. She will also co-ordinate the company’s communications
staff around the world. She will report to group human resources
director and board member Rene Penisson.
Daverio has worked at Rorer for two years. Between 1984 and 1996, she
worked at telecoms company Alcatel Alsthom, starting as a press officer
and becoming its director of communications in 1992.
Rhone-Poulenc’s PR agencies include Devarrieux Villaret Corporate
Communications, Euro RSCG and ACOCOM for media relations, and New
York-based Corporate Branding in the US.