TOKYO—Weber Shandwick has appointed Jeffrey Gilbert to its healthcare practice in Tokyo. In his role as senior vice president and practice leader, he will report to Akihiko Kubo, president and CEO, Weber Shandwick Japan and work closely with Laura Schoen, Weber Shandwick global healthcare president.
Gilbert brings a combination of global and Japanese pharmaceutical industry experience in both the private and public health sectors. For more than 10 years, Gilbert served as director of government relations and earlier as a team leader in strategy and business development for Pfizer, where he led a team in Japan that assessed impacts of proposed Ministry of Health Labour & Welfare reforms and pursued initiatives such as the review of drug pricing strategies, field force deployments and drug wholesaler networks.
Gilbert was also appointed by the World Bank, where he worked for over two years on healthcare system reforms in developing and middle-income countries. His successes there included deepening constituencies’ knowledge of pharmaceuticals policy options.
Most recently he led his own consulting business, Gilbert Associates.