THE CANDIDATE WHO TOOK A NEW UNIT FROM VISION TO $500M IN RECORD TIME

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A global pharmaceutical company wanted a presence in biopharmaceuticals; it needed a President of Biologics to make it happen. An individual who could create the new business unit and deliver a strong product pipeline and support the CEO. The vision was to build on the pipeline of small molecules it already had, with a strong technical function producing novel biologics, biosimilars and biobetters. The candidate would shape the strategy and build the capability from the ground up – in Central Europe. The successful candidate would need to have direct experience taking novel biologics from discovery, through registration and to market. They would also need to be quick to adapt, in a fast-changing landscape. We presented a list of six candidates inside six weeks. We then supported the successful candidate and their family during and after relocation.In record time our candidate built a division with strong, recognised capability from discovery to manufacture. The new division had two biologics in clinical development and first in human studies within three years. The lead product was then partnered with a top-five pharma company in a $500m deal.