ROUND ROCK, TX—Bob Pearson, most recently head of worldwide communications for Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, is returning to the U.S. to become vice president of corporate group communications at Dell Computer.
In his new role, Pearson will report to Lynn Tyson, vice president of investor relations and corporate communications, and will be responsible for global corporate communications and public affairs for the computer-maker.
He replaces T.R. Reid, who has transferred to Singapore and is now leading Asia-Pacific communications for the company.
Pearson joined Novartis in August of 2003 after five years in senior management positions at GCI Group, most recently as president of the Americas and chairman of healthcare worldwide. Previously, he was vice president, global public affairs and media relations from director of product communications for the North American operations of Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, now Aventis, and held several communications and sales positions at Ciba-Geigy, which later merged with Sandoz to form what is now Novartis.