International, health- focused communications and policy firm, Hyderus, has joined global independent marketing and communications agency, FINN Partners, FINN has announced.
Hyderus has a network in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America and provides expert guidance on a range of health policy issues to biopharma companies and non-governmental organisations.
Co-founders Mark Chataway and Christopher Nial have joined taken leadership positions at FINN’s Global Health Practice and will co-lead its EMEA Public Health Group.
Both will report to Gil Bashe, Chair Global Health and Purpose.
Peter Finn, CEO and founding managing partner, FINN Partners, said:
“From the launch of FINN Partners, we sought to build an agency that would amaze clients, be a best place to work, and make a difference in the world.
“The efforts of Mark, Christopher, Fern, Richard, Chantal and Gil working in collaboration reaffirm how agency values and the power of a united community translate into delivering extraordinary client outcomes.”
Both Chataway and Nial become EMEA Public Health leads in the Global Health Practice, as well as members of the agency’s Global Health Practice leadership team, facilitated by Lazar.
Their new roles will see Chataway and Nial work closely with both Lazar and Washington, DC-based Richard Hatzfeld, senior partner and Global Public Health lead.
Chataway has led campaigns with numerous companies and international organisations, including Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Partnership for Quality Medical Donations.
Meanwhile, Nial was among the first communication leaders to recognise that project management rigor was crucial for coordinating multi-country, multilanguage campaigns across regional and cultural divides.
“FINN has been at the forefront of championing health innovation in advanced and emerging economies.
“During the past year, Hyderus has worked closely with FINN colleagues in EMEA and Asia on important vaccine access and public health initiatives.
“We’ve also worked on changes in European health delivery that can impact the lives of millions of people and the prosperity of countries.
“This announcement feels like a natural next step that formalises an already strong connection.”
“Before uniting with FINN, we worked closely with Aman Gupta and Shivani Gupta, founders of SPAG, which joined FINN last year, and we saw how the agency embraces ideas that make a difference in the world.
“Through our work with shared clients, we have seen how FINN embraces collaboration, welcoming our expertise and counsel and truly working in close, equal partnership.
“Now that we have gotten to know Peter, Gil, Chantal, Fern, Richard and the FINN team, it is clear that our values align and that we can do more together.”