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Anna Dé joins acumen public affairs


12 Mar 2012


Public Affairs

acumen public affairs acquires former head of EU healthcare public affairs from Hill & Knowlton Brussels and signals the consultancy’s growing healthcare ambitions

BRUSSELS, 12 March 2012: Anna Dé has joined acumen public affairs, an independent communications consultancy that offers hands-on senior support, combining both strategic counsel and high quality execution.  She will work from London and Brussels.

Anna Dé said: “I am delighted to join acumen public affairs, a senior-led communications consultancy where senior PA and communications practitioners actually do the work. I strongly believe this is the consultancy model that clients are looking for.”

Anna Dé has over 12 years experience in EU Public Affairs, developing outreach campaigns at EU and Member State level with a particular focus on healthcare market access and business strategies. Prior to joining acumen public affairs, she was at the international agency Hill & Knowlton where she headed up the EU Healthcare Public Affairs Practice in Brussels. She was instrumental in growing the practice to the largest policy practice in the Brussels office. Anna has extensive experience of working for leading pharmaceutical companies and third parties.

acumen public affairs was launched in September 2010 and the hire of Anna Dé as Director brings its team to seven. Acumen’s healthcare clients include LEO Pharma, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA).  Acumen partners, Elaine Cruikshanks, Abigail Jones and Giles Keane stated: “We wish to further develop our integrated public affairs and communications service offering, and Anna’s strong healthcare public affairs experience combined with being able to serve clients from both London and Brussels bases will prove a valuable asset to acumen.”


For further information please contact:

• Anna Dé, Director,, tel. +44 (0) 77 177 63 199

• Elaine Cruikshanks, Partner,, tel. + 32 (0)475 55 45 73

acumen public affairs,

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