Nicole Gorfer is Head of Public & Employee Communications for the Roche Group. The Swiss headquartered company is leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in Pharma and Diagnostics. Gorfer joined Roche in 2007 as Head of Communications with Roche Austria and in 2012, took over VP Communications and Public Affairs for Roche Pharma in Germany. She moved into her current headquarter role in September 2015. Prior to Roche, she directed Communications for pharmaceutical companies Hexal and Sandoz in Austria and was also active in the Austrian Generics Association. She started her career working for public relations agencies. Gorfer has a university degree in international business and an advanced studies master’s degree in public relations. Within the EACD, Gorfer coordinates the Working Group Health and is a member of the Board.