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For nearly two decades, we’ve assisted pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer health, diagnostic, digital health, and medical device organisations in attracting and developing senior executives.

Whether you are a start-up, an established corporation, or a CMO, and working on pre-clinical or clinical development, or commercialisation, we’ll help you build collaborative teams. We are skilled in customising our approach to attract diverse, globally-experienced leaders for science-driven environments.

Anne Nierinck and Rosalie Harrison. Anne and Rosalie are executive search consultants with expertise in the Life Sciences sector.
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Key Trends in Life Sciences

Diversity

Global patient demographics, emerging market demands and opportunities, and an increasingly female talent pool require inclusive leadership. Business leaders must become adept at recognising and prioritising the importance of diversity to harness its advantages for business and society.

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Collaboration

New business models require collaborative approaches to pipeline innovation, manufacturing and supply, and myriad bench-to-bedside translations. This matrix of layered initiatives requires leaders at all levels of the organisation to be capable of cutting across traditional disciplines through influence, persuasion and compromise.

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Precision and Personalised Medicine

The scientific advances that are giving rise to precision and personalised medicine are some of the great disruptors of our time. The radical changes that will emerge require leaders to be highly flexible, broad thinkers, who are comfortable challenging and ultimately dismantling the status quo.

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Value-Driven Patient Access in a Limited Resource Healthcare Ecosystem

Long-term strategic planners who can realistically assess risk and make tough R&D decisions are needed to lead life science companies. They must provide value-driven access to a wide variety of customers and stakeholders in a healthcare ecosystem with limited resources, as well as develop innovative products and therapies. Alternative channels to market will be an inevitable component of any new strategy.

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Diversity

Global patient demographics, emerging market demands and opportunities, and an increasingly female talent pool require inclusive leadership. Business leaders must become adept at recognising and prioritising the importance of diversity to harness its advantages for business and society.

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Big Data, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence

Big data collection and usage; digitalization; and artificial intelligence in the entire life-cycle of therapies, from development to the point of patient access, are unstoppable trends. Wielding these technology tools in a meaningful way requires innovation leadership that is balanced by well-defined change management skills and a keen ability to prioritise.

Latest News in Life Sciences

October 18, 2019

Trial blazers

Life sciences

Amid the chaos of Brexit, pioneering clinical research continues defiantly, plotting its way through the complexity of disease and providing patients with the currencies of hope, transformation and reinvention. Barely […]

October 17, 2019

Sanofi aims to save 1,100 jobs in Bangladesh by selling its local stake: report

Life sciences

Sanofi has been weighing strategic options in Bangladesh for several weeks, and now it’s decided to leave the country, an executive told reporters. The drugmaker’s local managing director Muin Uddin […]

October 16, 2019

Alexion fortifies rare blood disorder drugs business with Achillion deal

Life sciences

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday agreed to buy smaller biotech Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc in a deal initially valued at $930 million, as the company looks to retain its leadership in […]

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