Senior Communications Professional
Bhavani’s diverse and extensive strategic communications experience covers numerous industries including more than 15 years in the healthcare/pharma sector. Specifically, Bhavani has held several leadership roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Her demonstrated expertise covers organizational transformation and change management, executive branding and reputation, employee engagement and corporate communications. An astute problem solver with a track record of success, she has led the development and implementation of audience-focused, integrated, multi-channel communications strategies across industry-leading organizations in the health care, information services, and telecommunications sectors. Prior to her most current position as the Americas Region Head of Communications for the Business Services division of Novartis, she held senior communications roles at Lucent Technologies and Dun and Bradstreet among other large, complex organizations. Over the course of her career, she has consistently led diverse, multi-functional project teams across global, regional and local geographies.
Bhavani holds an M.S. in Business & Marketing from New School University in New York and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Kerala in India.