As Head of North America Communications, Angela Bechan is responsible for building and overseeing external and internal communication strategies and activities for the North America region, including messaging, media outreach, digital strategy, product communications and internal communications. Having worked in the communications field for more than 20 years, Angela brings to the role extensive experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, to enhance the image and reputation of Sanofi in North America and drive communications excellence in our ever-changing healthcare environment. In addition to her North America responsibility, Angela also serves on Sanofi’s Global Communications Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Sanofi, Angela worked at Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. for 13 years, where she was most recently Vice President of Corporate Communications responsible for all corporate communications for the company’s four international commercial regions and global manufacturing, including the United States, Emerging Markets, Europe and Canada, and North Asia. Angela demonstrated her leadership experience in a variety of cultural contexts most notably spending significant time working in Takeda’s Japanese headquarters in Tokyo and living and working in Switzerland. Prior to Takeda, Angela held positions of increasing responsibility at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Andersen Consulting (Accenture).
Angela holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.