Usha Iyer joins Strides Pharma, Bengaluru, as Head – Corporate Communication

Prior to this, Iyer was associated with Max Life Insurance in Gurgaon and Cipla Ltd in Mumbai

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: May 13, 2020 5:46 PM
Dr. Usha Iyer

Usha Iyer has joined Strides Pharma, Bengaluru as Head – Corporate Communication. She will be responsible for heading both internal and external communication functions for Strides Pharma.

Prior to this, Iyer has had stints with Max Life Insurance in Gurgaon and Cipla Ltd in Mumbai. In her previous roles, Iyer has led employee communication ranging from leadership townhalls, business continuity communication, M&A news and innovative organisation culture initiatives such as corporate radio and company archives for storytelling purposes on the one hand, and external communication such as annual reports, social media, press releases, PR and reputation management on the other.

Iyer holds a Master’s degree in Politics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in History from the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

She possesses wide-ranging cross-functional experience in internal and external communication aimed at diverse stakeholders in listed companies across highly regulated sectors such as life insurance and pharma.

Talking to exchange4media about her new stint, Iyer said, “This is an exciting juncture to join Strides. The communication function will be looking to partner strategically with various businesses and functions to further organisational objectives. While the COVID-19 lockdown and strict remote working has made it an unconventional time and means of joining a new organization, now more than ever the communication function is in focus. During these months, communication professionals around the world have come into their own as important partners in business continuity. I will be looking to continue to learn and understand stakeholder needs, trends, remain agile and present the Strides story well.” 

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