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PwC appoints Ron Chopoorian as Global Leader, Health Industries

PwC has appointed Ron Chopoorian (PwC United States) as the Global Leader of its Health Industries practice. Ron has extensive client experience and deep industry knowledge across health industries, including payer, provider and pharmaceutical and life sciences. He brings more than 24 years of experience assisting private equity and corporate clients with a broad range of mission critical strategic initiatives, including improving business and commercial strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures focused on improving shareholder value.

In his new role, Chopoorian will lead the Global Health Industries team, which advises a large network of clients in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, as well as policymakers on a range of key areas including advanced data analytics, integrated patient experience, digital transformation in healthcare, social determinants of health, precision medicine, assurance, tax and legal services, and strategy. He will also continue his role as the Global Relationship Partner for one of the world’s largest multinational pharmaceutical companies.

“I’m excited to take on the role of Global Health Industries Leader during a time when clients, policymakers and society face profound changes, challenges and opportunities,” says Chopoorian. “The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder of how PwC’s purpose – to build trust in society and solve important problems – guides our work with health industries stakeholders. By bringing our capabilities together, we have a unique opportunity to connect payers, providers, pharma and policy makers in order to address common challenges across the health ecosystem. We can provide solutions that make a real impact in delivering the best outcomes for patients, communities and clients.”

Kevin Burrowes, PwC’s Global Clients and Industries Leader, says “The opportunities and challenges facing our clients are unparalleled. In collaboration with other industries, our Health Industries practice, under Ron’s leadership, will continue to help governments and organisations repair, rethink and reconfigure their business models to emerge stronger from the crisis.”

Chopoorian previously was the New York Metro Deals Leader and has launched and served as the national leader of the PwC United States Divestiture Services practice. He also co-led the “Digitising Deals” initiative to enhance value creation and customer experience through the use and deployment of technology in the M&A process. During his career with PwC, he has advised various multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies on a number of strategic and operational issues, from digital enablement and transformation to business and financial due diligence.

Chopoorian earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School. Ron is also a CPA and a member of both the AICPA and the New York State Society of CPAs.

PwC appoints Jessica Shannon as Global Leader of G&PS practice

PwC has appointed Jessica Shannon as Global Leader of its Government & Public Services (G&PS) practice. Jessica is a partner in PwC Ghana where she leads large-scale and transformative donor-financed projects across the Africa region. She also leads PwC’s World Bank Group portfolio, working with teams in more than 70 countries around the world to address pressing development challenges.

Jessica has a long history of supporting G&PS clients of diverse size and scale to navigate complex problems, previously serving in various leadership capacities in the US and in the Caribbean. As part of PwC’s Global Crisis Centre, she led a deployed team of professionals from West Africa, US, and UK throughout the Ebola epidemic. She has also been extensively involved with the COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as critical climate change initiatives.

In her global role, Jessica leads the G&PS practice team, which advises clients in local, regional, national and global government and public service entities across a range of areas, including defence, security, digital government, education, international development, cities and local government, and public finance. The practice has around 12,000 professionals worldwide.

Jessica earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and international business at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School. She joined PwC US in 2014.

Jessica Shannon, PwC’s Global G&PS leader comments: “I’ve always been passionate about public service and endeavour to make a lasting, positive impact in the world. My career at PwC has enabled me to do that by working with a multitude of organisations in the public and private sector, in developing economies and industrialised nations. In every case, the mission has been the same – solve society’s most important problems with innovative approaches to make a positive difference to people’s lives. 

Taking the helm of the G&PS practice at a time when governments and multilateral institutions are faced with a magnitude of challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the accompanying economic fallout and societal issues, is a great honour for me. I’m looking forward to working with our truly global network of G&PS experts to tackle the tough problems our stakeholders are facing today and share a perspective on what the future might hold.”

Kevin Burrowes, PwC’s Global Clients and Industries leader comments: “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a real opportunity to make a real impact on society by helping governments and public organisations deal with the challenges the pandemic has brought. Jessica has a passion for public service that was ignited when she volunteered with the US Peace Corps, and she’s continued to make a difference in the international development and humanitarian community throughout her career. Her purpose-driven leadership and expertise will guide our practice and our clients at a time when citizens and circumstances are requiring more of government at every level.”