LONDON—inVentiv Health has named Michel Dubery to lead the European arm of the company’s global communications division. As managing director of inVentiv Health Communications/Europe, he will oversee the agency’s advertising and public relations offerings, including healthcare PR powerhouse Chandler Chicco.

Dubery brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience to iHC, including expertise in consumer and patient communication, relationship marketing, brand strategy development and business modeling.

Prior to joining iHCE, he served as managing director, Europe at Grey Healthcare Group. Earlier, he was chief strategy officer, Europe at DDB Health Group, and senior planning partner at WWAV Rapp Collins. He has also held several marketing positions at leading healthcare companies, including Novartis, Sandoz, Hoechst-Roussel and Astra Pharmaceuticals.

Earlier in his career, Dubery was a staff nurse specializing in orthopedics at Burnley General Hospital in Lancashire, England.