Erik Petersen

Senior Advisor - Zurich

Strategic communication, public affairs, patient advocacy, sustainability, organisational development, digital excellence

Erik brings over 20 years of international experience in strategic communication, public affairs and digital excellence, spanning life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture and financial services. He held key roles at industry leaders including Syngenta Group, Roche, Novartis, and Zurich Insurance.

Erik’s expertise encompasses R&D and sustainability communications, change management, and organisational development. 

He holds an MS in Science Communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an Executive MSc in Corporate Communications from the University of Lugano, Switzerland.

Personal motto

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” —Antoine de Saint Exupéry





Phone: +41 79 344 37 06

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