Head of Communications and Patient Advocacy, Takeda
The Head of Communications and Patient Advocacy for Takeda in the UK and Ireland, Abigail Epstein is an external affairs leader with significant experience in the field. In her role, Abie leads a team of experts to deliver corporate, brand and internal communications strategies alongside meaningful patient advocacy programmes and is a member of the UK and Ireland External Affairs Leadership Team. Ahead of joining Takeda in 2018, Abie held a robust career in communications consultancy working at both a Global and local level across pharmaceutical and NGO sectors. Abie has an MSc in Health Policy from Imperial College London, which she achieved while working full-time with Takeda, is fluent in Chinese having grown up in Shanghai and achieved a first-class Honors degree in English Literature and Chinese from Lancaster University.
Alongside her role, Abie co-leads the UK Gender Parity Network Takeda Resource Group and is passionate about driving Takeda’s commitment to employees internally and externally.