Our client:

Advanz Pharma is a $500m revenue global specialty pharmaceutical company, with operations in London and Mumbai, commercial affiliates in North America, Europe, and Australia, and an established global network of commercial partners throughout the rest of the world. It specialises in niche generics for Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Anti-Infectives, Pain, CNS and Intensive Care


The challenge:

In the wake of extraordinary growth under the PE ownership of Cinven and an acquisition by Canadian-listed Concordia, the company found itself with a global presence that was lacking infrastructure, and a mandate for acquisition but without the people capability, tools, systems or processes to support it


How our approach made a difference:

Alongside the CEO, developed a role profile from scratch for the company’s first VP HR, identifying the relevant experiential and behavioral criteria and targeting global pharmaceutical companies with relevant market exposure (especially India), and pertinent M&A and organic growth stories. Identified and placed Fiona Huzarski, HRD Brittania Pharmaceuticals division at Stada

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