Scott Wilson, President, Europe & Africa, BCW, expressed his confidence in Thomas’s appointment, affirming BCW’s commitment to elevating its public affairs capabilities and talent. He emphasized Thomas’s leadership role in driving innovation across BCW’s health public affairs solutions and seamless integration with the agency’s Earned-Plus, digital, data, and creative services.
Based in Brussels, Gelin will continue to lead BCW’s Brussels Healthcare Practice while assuming his new role. He expressed excitement about the opportunity to enhance partnerships and collaboration across the policy ecosystem, particularly as clients seek integrated public affairs solutions that connect Europe’s political capitals seamlessly. Gelin looks forward to collaborating with BCW teams throughout Europe to provide innovative public affairs solutions that support clients and communities across the region.
Andrew Cecil, CEO of BCW Brussels, commended Thomas’s leadership and client-oriented approach, expressing enthusiasm for Gelin to lead health public affairs across Europe. During his tenure at BCW, Thomas has successfully built a high-performing team of health public affairs consultants, advising top healthcare organizations on strategic activities and pressing policy matters. Cecil anticipates Gelin’s innovative approach will scale BCW’s health public affairs offerings across Europe.
Thomas Gelin joined BCW in 2021 after a decade in consulting and the industry. Previously, he held senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President and Europe Policy Lead for Porter Novelli, as well as a member of SANOFI’s international public affairs team in Washington, D.C. Gelin is an alumnus of Sciences Po Grenoble and ESCP Business School.