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Corporate People News In Brief (September 8, 2014)
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Corporate People News In Brief (September 8, 2014)

New people in new roles at International Flavors & Fragrances, Astellas, and Food Bank for New York City.

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NEW YORK—International Flavors & Fragrances, a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, has named Michael DeVeau vice president, global corporate communications. He will report to IFF’s CEO Andreas Fibig and will be responsible for investor relations, internal communications, public relations, media relations, and social media. DeVeau joined IFF in 2009 as investor relations manager after holding communications and finance roles at PepsiCo and Citigroup.

NORTHBROOK, IL—Astellas has appointed Andrew Lewis as head of communications for the company's global medical and development organization. Lewis will report to Jeff Winton, senior vice president, chief communications officer, and will serve on the corporate communications leadership team. He will oversee the development of internal and external communications strategies. For the past decade, Lewis has held global leadership positions in brand communications, employee and executive communications, investor relations, patient advocacy and public affairs at publicly traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, most recently at AbbVie.

NEW YORK—Food Bank For New York City, a leading hunger-relief organization, has appointed Silvia Davi as chief marketing and communications officer, overseeing the external affairs: communications, marketing and engagement department, which includes public relations, branding, advertising, social media, online communications, government affairs, research, corporate engagement, business partnerships, and food sourcing. Davi joins after serving as VP and head of corporate communications and marketing at Broadcast Music.

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