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About Rob Gallo

rob-galloRob Gallo is a seasoned PR and corporate communications professional with 15+ years of experience spearheading organizational changes in international companies. Rob currently currently serves as the Head of Corporate Communications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Europe & Canada. Rob seeks to continuously evolve the ‘craft of communications’ in ways that are more customer-focused – both internally and externally.

Rob Gallo is experienced in issues and crisis management. He has a wealth of experience in the international pharmaceutical and public health industries. As head of Corporate Communications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Rob leads channel and media content across the region of Europe and Canada.

Rob is passionate about the role technology and design can play in connecting audiences. As a regional corporate communications leader with Takeda since 2010, his team has been instrumental in exploring new channels and methods, recently employing role-playing and gamification techniques. Rob strives to cultivate greater empathy and awareness among employees. He leverages his leadership role as a way to bring about insights that inform new and creative ways of working to better serve various stakeholders.

Previous Experience

Prior to Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Rob Gallo served as a corporate communications advisor for Operandi Partners Ltd. in London. In this role, he acted as advisor to M&A functions and Boards during major transformations. He also conducted client-simulations around business challenges. These leadership skills translate to Rob’s interests in team-effectiveness, and he enjoys the role of facilitator during meetings and events.

Throughout his early career, he excelled in a number of public relations and marketing roles, and from there, discovered his passion for transforming corporate communications to inspire new ways of thinking and approaching business practices. Prior to his roles at Operandi Partners and Takeda, he has worked in a variety roles within large FMCG international organisations.

He has held positions in Sydney, Rome, London and Zurich. This global perspective has given Rob a unique cultural perspective on communications in the complex digital age. As an early adopter of social media since 2005, he is a keen observer and explorer of the new challenges and possibilities at play in the current ‘second wave’ of industry digitalization.Click edit button to change this text.


Rob earned his Bachelor of Business degree from Monash University in Australia. He went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from IMD business school in Switzerland in 2008. He holds dual citizenship in Australia and Europe, and is a native speaker of both English and Italian – and is currently learning German (Er spricht Deutsch, aber nicht so fliessend…).