KENILWORTH, N.J. -- Schering-Plough Corporation yesterday announced that Michael D. Boyd has been appointed vice president, public affairs, international, effective Jan. 3, 2006.

In this role, Boyd will be responsible for leading and managing international external public affairs activities, with a focus on relations with key customers and stakeholders in the European region and internationally.

He is based in Kenilworth and reports to Tom Sabatino, executive vice president and general counsel.

Boyd joins the company from Pfizer Inc., where he was most recently senior director, government relations, in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was director, public affairs, Asia and Australia, for Pfizer in New York. He previously worked for U.S. Representative Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) as a legislative assistant responsible for international trade, international relations and agriculture issues. He also worked as an attorney with the General Electric Co. in a number of positions of increasing responsibility in Washington, D.C.

He holds a B.A. in Economics from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, and a J.D. from The Washington College of Law, The American University in Washington, D.C.

Schering-Plough is a global science-based health care company with leading prescription, consumer and animal health products. Through internal research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough discovers, develops, manufactures and markets advanced drug therapies to meet important medical needs. Schering-Plough's vision is to earn the trust of the physicians, patients and customers served by its more than 30,000 people around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J.

SOURCE: Schering-Plough Corporation via PR Newswire.