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Health Policy Expert Abid Malik Joins Sussex Strategy Group To Strengthen Ontario Government Relations Practice

Published on
July 10, 2017

TORONTO – July 10 2017 – Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce a significant new addition to the firm’s Ontario Government Relations Practice.

Abid Malik joins the firm as a Senior Associate, Ontario Government Relations. Prior to joining Sussex, Abid consulted to health care clients at a public affairs and health care consulting firm for two years. Abid has also held a number of relevant positions throughout his career, including serving as Legislative Assistant, then Senior Policy advisor, and finally Director of Policy for two former Ontario Ministers of Health and Long Term Care from 2003 until 2009. Subsequently Abid worked at eHealth Ontario, for six years, first as Director of Vendor Relations and then as Director of Strategic Solutions. Abid holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto.

The Ontario Government Relations practice continues to be led by Joseph Ragusa, whose experience and depth of understanding of the provincial government has made Sussex a market leader in this area.

“Abid has been in, and around, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the province’s healthcare system since 2003. His experience and knowledge will enable him to hit the ground running on behalf of our health clients,” said Joseph Ragusa. “Our healthcare business remains a cornerstone for Sussex. Having a seasoned professional like Abid on our team will allow us to further optimize our service to our existing, and future, healthcare clients. He is a solid addition to our team.”

“Joining the Sussex team presents an exciting opportunity for me,” said Abid Malik. “I have admired the firm and its approach to government relations since I worked in the office of the Minister of Health and Long Term Care. Sussex continues to be a market leader in the Ontario healthcare consulting sector, and many of the firm’s clients are leaders in their respective fields. I look forward to working with them and the rest of the Sussex team on everything from regulatory and funding approvals, to the adoption of new technologies. While healthcare faces a number of challenges today, it also presents opportunities for new and innovative thinking. I am very optimistic that the combination of my experience, the Sussex approach, and the firm’s leading edge clients will lead to positive results.”

Established in 1998, Sussex Strategy Group is a full service government relations, strategic communications and digital advocacy firm whose clients include corporations, industry and professional associations, labour organizations and non-profit groups. With proprietary offices in Toronto and Ottawa, and a network of affiliates in other Canadian provincial capitals, Sussex is independently, Canadian owned.

For more information, please contact:

Joseph Ragusa, Principal

T: (416) 644-4670  

jragusa@sussex-strategy.com    

Abid Malik, Senior Associate                         

T: (416) 644-4758

amalik@sussex-strategy.com  

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