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Lilianna Husseini

Corporate Communications Consulting

Works remotely from Paris

  • 48.858705
  • 2.342865
  • Suggested rate £1,290 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

Paris, France
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Biotech
  • E-commerce
  • Digital & IT
  • Entertainment & Leisure
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  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (7)

Lilianna in a few words

I am accomplished communications leader, highly proficient across multiple disciplines including; strategic programming, issues management, stakeholder engagement, internal communications and executive counsel. With a career trajectory of progressive leadership roles and expanded responsibilities (both domestic and international), I have more than 20 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies; developing innovative and comprehensive communications strategies that have contributed to the advancement of business priorities in over 80 countries.



Principal, LH Communications LLC  - As a freelancer

Paris, France

December 2020 - Today (1 year and 11 months)

Planning and execution of communications tactics and providing counsel for Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. Focused on external communications initiatives in Alexion's International business, including the UK, Canada, Nordics, Italy, and Australia.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, Communications - Pfizer Oncology

Paris, France

January 2019 - October 2019 (9 months)

Lead strategic communications related to the BU's IBRANCE breast franchise and patient platforms globally.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, Communications - International Developed Markets

Paris, France

December 2016 - January 2019 (2 years and 1 month)

Partnered with both Vaccines and Oncology leadership providing daily strategic counsel and overseeing business critical, issues related communications initiatives. Collaborated on broader OnePfizer reputation building efforts across IDM as well as provide support for a region composed of 57 countries.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, Corporate Affairs - Pfizer Innovative Health

New York, NY, USA

April 2016 - December 2016 (8 months)

Pfizer Innovative Health, encompassing Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rare Disease and Vaccines – is committed to changing the outcome of chronic conditions and devastating diseases around the world. This business is focused on improving health with our innovative products and vaccines — from prevention to treatment to wellness — at every stage of life in communities across the globe. Accomplishments include: Before It Became a Medicine; co-lead several work streams of corporate advertising campaign (print + television + digital) to drive awareness of Pfizer's steadfast commitment to innovation and scientific discovery. Launched May 30; campaign ran thru November 2016. Project managed development of Vaccines Tiered Pricing Policy paper with cross functional team across Corporate Affairs, Global Health & Value, and the Vaccines BU. Partnered with Int'l Public Affairs lead for Smoking Cessation on creation and execution of global and EU focused programming for external stakeholders and colleagues.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, Corporate Affairs - Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare

United Kingdom

January 2014 - April 2016 (2 years and 3 months)

Pfizer's Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare businesses are integral to the company's innovative core and growth strategy. Achieved operating plan goals by leading development, implementation and measurement of unique and successful internal, external and leader Corporate Affairs strategies that are part of the Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare (VOC) businesses. Collaborated with and influenced cross-functional teams, regional markets, consultants, and vendors to advance both VOC's business strategy and colleague engagement globally. Provided strategic counsel to leadership around issues, external outreach and coordination across all three business units. Developed and presented comprehensive updates on progress, barriers and strategy to HQ and executive management.


Director, Internal Communications - Wyeth Nutrition

New York, NY, USA

December 2012 - June 2013 (6 months)

Nestlé acquired Pfizer Nutrition in December 2012. Led the communications work stream integrating Wyeth Nutrition, formerly Pfizer Nutrition, with Nestlé by producing internal communications, resolving issues and implementing global colleague engagement initiatives. Day to day responsibilities also included counsel and support of Wyeth's Chief Commercial, Research and Development Officer and his leadership team with all business and integration related internal and external communications.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, Regional Communications - Pfizer Nutrition

New York, NY, USA

December 2009 - December 2012 (3 years)

Promoted to create a communications practice supporting Pfizer Nutrition's leadership and advancing its business interests in Latin America, Europe, Pacific Rim and Emerging Market countries in Europe; a total of 15 countries. Drove the strategic planning and execution of internal and external communication programs, issues management, media relations activities and messaging. Counseled and collaborated with Regional Presidents and their respective leadership teams to create customized communications plans that aligned with local, regional and global objectives. Built and retained a network of in-market communicators to support country/ general manager with commercial and sales force initiatives. Ensured local translation and cultural messaging aligned with the audience and implemented global Nutrition and corporate-driving communications. Designed targeted communications plans that were part of the successful launching of Pfizer Nutrition's reformulated Gold product line in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in Latin America and the EU and launching Pfizer Nutrition's Specials and Premium product lines in 2011 and 2012. Successfully completed Nestlé's acquisition of Pfizer Nutrition in November 2012 as a key member of integration team working with Pfizer Nutrition leadership leading the communications work stream for the integration.

Pfizer - PFIZER

Director, North America and Leadership Communications

New York, NY, USA

March 2009 - December 2009 (9 months)

Recruited into this new role to support an innovative business unit structure by providing communication counsel and strategic communication plans for Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth. At the time the acquisition of Wyeth for Pfizer Specialty Care was the largest integration initiative across all of Pfizer's business units. Worked to develop overall strategic communications platform and plans for North America senior leadership that aligned with business objectives and conveyed BU mission, vision and priorities to key audiences. Wrote speeches, key messages and talking points for internal and external events, such as product launches, field force and headquarter meetings, special events, conferences, and award acceptances. Successfully led North American communications work stream for the Pfizer Specialty Care and Wyeth Integration, including communications planning for leaders, sales forces, marketing, commercial teams, medical, research and development and safety. Advanced the overall business strategy, addressed issues and strengthened internal colleague alignment by identifying opportunities where communications could assist and then, delivered communication programs/ messages to achieve these goals During first 30 days of new role, provided communications support to the entire North America senior leadership team preparing for Specialty Care National Sales Meeting, including collaborating with senior leaders to write general session speeches/key messages, creating talking points for individual breakout sessions, writing scripts and facilitating the pre- and post-production of video messages. Successfully delivered messaging across communication channels related to business milestones or issues, tailoring them to key internal and external audiences in partnership with Worldwide Communications Centers of Excellence and other business partners.

Merrill Lynch

Vice President, Communications, Global Operations & Client Services

New York, NY, USA

September 2005 - March 2009 (3 years and 6 months)

Promoted to create and implement strategic internal communication programs that supported the goals for the head of Global Operations & Client Services (OCS) Americas and his senior management team with more than 3,000 employees. Collaborated with Operations, Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Employee Communications, Media Relations and Marketing to facilitate growth and advancement in areas including: client services, global sourcing, change management, training and development, and employee engagement initiatives, including; First to utilize video messaging internally for OCS senior leaders; which became their preferred vehicle of communication, in lieu of written announcements. Created a set of communications guidelines for OCS which was subsequently adopted across nine other communications groups at Merrill. Partnered with Business Development and HR to strategically plan and develop tailored communications for employees affected by firm's global sourcing initiatives. Developed innovative intranet site for the OCS organization that raised awareness and understanding of the OCS business strategy and its organizational transformation.

Merrill Lynch

Vice President, Communications, Global Technology & Services

New York, NY, USA

October 2003 - September 2005 (1 year and 11 months)

Contributed to the implementation of strategic communications for the head of ML's Technology and Services organization. Also worked independently with members of the senior management team on internal communications programs supporting various GT&S business initiatives.