Director of External Affairs, Abbvie
Antonis is Director of External Affairs at AbbVie leading a team responsible for the Government Affairs, Communications and Patient Relations activities of the company across the UK. He joined AbbVie in 2014 as a Senior Government Affairs Manager and has held a number of roles with responsibility for particular therapeutic areas, the pricing and reimbursement environment, healthcare reform, Brexit preparedness and life sciences industrial policy. Prior to AbbVie, Antonis was Head of Public Affairs and Policy at the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA), the UK representative body for medical biotechnology, where he was responsible for the organisation’s policy positions, advocacy and external engagement seeking to create a thriving environment for scientific and medical research in the UK. This included aspects related to scientific collaboration, fiscal and intellectual property policy and the role of government in supporting the effective translation of research. Before joining the BIA in 2010 Antonis worked in the UK Parliament from 2007 as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher to an MP. Antonis holds an LLB in Law and an MSc in International Relations.