NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 – In a move that strengthens Porter Novelli’s commitment to client value, the firm has named Dr. Amy Nicole Nayar Senior Vice President of Global Health and Wellness, leading key healthcare client engagements. In this newly created position, Dr. Nayar will report to Henry Engleka, Senior Vice President of Global Health and Wellness.

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Previously, Dr. Nayar ran her own organizational change and leadership skills firm, Forefront Leadership, with clients in the media, retail, life science, finance and technology sectors.  Prior to that, she led various teams within the Corporate Affairs, Marketing and Medical functions at Pfizer.  She most recently served as Head of Strategy and Capability Development for International Public Affairs under Policy, External Affairs and Communications. During her 14-year Pfizer tenure, she led Strategic Partnerships to support the establishment of a $9B Emerging Markets Business Unit, grew an award-winning advocacy relationship management function across 70 countries, pioneered marketing tactics that brought a $3B product to market leadership, and represented the company publicly.

“Amy Nicole is not only a published health economic outcomes researcher who excels in developing compelling communication, she’s also a well-regarded leader effective at managing and motivating external-facing teams to do exceptional work,” said Darlàn Monterisi, Managing Director, Porter Novelli New York.  “Her high-performing teams are known for their ability to provide and receive constructive feedback, create mutual respect, accountability, and design innovative solutions, which all leads to very high client satisfaction.”

Dr. Nayar commented, “I am thrilled to work with the highly engaged and collaborative teams at Porter Novelli to deliver clear results to our clients.”

Dr. Nayar, who has traveled to 90 countries over the course of her career, completed her undergraduate and doctorate in pharmacy studies at the University of Michigan, and received a master’s degree and fellowship in health economics and outcomes research at the University of Arizona.  She received executive leadership development education at INSEAD, in France.  She is a certified mindfulness, yoga and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner.  She holds a certificate in executive coaching from the City University New York School of Business, and is an affiliate member of the Institute for Coaching at Harvard Medical School.