THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.—Amgen announced the appointment of Ray Jordan to the new position of senior vice president, Corporate Affairs, effective October 1.
Jordan will report directly to Robert A. Bradway, president and chief executive officer, and will be responsible for strategic communications across Amgen, including internal and external communications, issues management and philanthropy.
Since 2003 Jordan has served as communications leader at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for corporate communications and public affairs for more than 250 operating companies in 60 countries. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Jordan was vice president, communications and information, for Pfizer, where he held a range of positions over the course of 17 years. He also served as chair of PhRMA's public affairs section and of the National Pharmaceutical Council's User Group. Earlier in his career, Jordan was a reporter for a regional daily newspaper and held positions with Bristol-Myers and Dun & Bradstreet.
"We are very pleased to have Ray join Amgen," said Bradway. "He is a strategic thinker and communicator with skills honed at two respected global health care companies. Ray's background in both business management and communication will serve Amgen well as we execute on our strategy to deliver results for both patients and shareholders."