Esra Erkal-Paler

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Esra Erkal-Paler is the head of global media relations at pharma company AstraZeneca.


Erkal-Paler has worked in communications at a number of large firms. She has been an associate director of lobbyists Burson-Marsteller (1996-1998), head of corporate affairs at consumer goods company Unilever (1998-2001), director of corporate communications and external affairs at cosmetics company L'Oreal (2001-2007), on the advisory board of TLG Partners (now part of FTI Consulting) (2007-2008), director of policy, communications and marketing at regulators Advertising Standards Authority (2008-2011) and in 2011 was appointed head of global media relations at AstraZeneca.[1]

At her role with AstraZeneca, she has 'direct responsibility for reputation management, policy development and marketing, while making the case for effective self-regulation to consumers, the UK government, industry, NGOs and European Union institutions'.[2]



Telephone: +44 7771 740311


  1. 1.0 1.1 Linkedin Esra Erkal-Paler, accessed 6 July 2015.
  2. Pharma File AstraZeneca appoints Esra Erkal Paler head of global media relations, 22 December 2010, accessed 6 July 2015.

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