MOSCOW: US drugs company ICN Pharmaceuticals has promoted Sergei
Gryzunov, its vice-president public relations and communications for
Russia and eastern Europe, to the new post of vice-president public
relations and communications for Europe.
Gryzunov, who started work this month at the company’s European
headquarters in Moscow, will report to Milan Padic, chairman and CEO of
He will be responsible for the company’s relations with the media,
governments and the medical community across Europe.
Padic said: ’Mr Gryzunov’s knowledge of communications has been an asset
to ICN as we execute our strategy of becoming the leading pharmaceutical
company in Russia and eastern Europe. His wide experience will make him
a tremendous addition to our European management team’.
Prior to joining ICN, Gryzunov was Russia’s minister of press and
information from 1994 to 1996.
ICN manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals and biotechnology research
products. It employs Edelman for its US PR, while the European PR is