Lonza Appoints Former Journalist to Head External Communications
Basel, Switzerland, 26 February 2014 – Lonza, a leading global supplier to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, announced today that Constance S. Ward has joined the company as the Head of External Communications.
In her new role, Ward will be a spokesperson for Lonza and take responsibility for coordinating media relations activities across the company and guide the overall positioning of Lonza through various external and internal communication channels.
Ward will be based in Basel and report to Dominik Werner, Head of Corporate Communications for Lonza. Werner will remain a spokesperson for the company and will continue to work with Swiss-based and German-speaking media, too.
With a Master’s degree in rhetorical theory from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO (USA), Ward joined Lonza from her PR consultancy firm Thought Leader Zone. She has international communications and marketing experience working for multi-national companies that include Black & Veatch, GE Insurance Solutions, Zurich Financial Services and Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Previously, Ward worked as a journalist for U.S. and global publications, such as The Sunday Times and The Times of London; Financial Times’ East European Markets; East European Banker; UPI news wire service; Voice of America Radio; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; The Kansas City Star, and various other business and mass media publications.
“With the addition of Connie to our team, we’re able to offer journalists and our business partners the benefit of her broad global experience in fields related to both of our market segments – Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients,” said Dominik Werner, Lonza’s Head of Corporate Communications.