Pedersen & Partners promotes Client Partner Lydia van der Meulen to Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice

January 8, 2020 – Amsterdam,  Netherlands – Pedersen & Partners, a leading international Executive Search firm with 54 wholly owned offices in 50 countries, is pleased to announce that Client Partner Lydia van der Meulen has been promoted to Head of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group.

Mrs. van der Meulen has two decades of global end-to-end Life Sciences Executive Search expertise. She draws on an extensive track record gained in senior-level international assignments across a broad range of leadership roles in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Technology, and Biotechnology sectors, as well as in Animal Health and AgriTech. During her career, Mrs. van der Meulen has worked for start-ups, mid-sized organisations and multinationals; publicly listed, privately held, and PE-backed firms. Prior to joining the Executive Search sector, Mrs. van der Meulen worked in Management Consulting in London and in Private Banking in the Netherlands.

“Lydia’s appointment reinforces our move towards providing deep industry expertise to drive value to our Life Sciences & Healthcare clients globally. Lydia’s proven track record of leading multi-cultural, diverse, and agile teams to deliver exceptional value for our clients will enhance the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group in line with our global strategic direction and growth plans. Lydia’s dedication to our firm’s core values combined with her deep industry knowledge and outstanding track record in Executive Search make her the perfect fit to lead our Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice into 2020 and beyond,” stated Gary Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Pedersen & Partners.

“The Life Sciences & Healthcare industry is at the technical and scientific forefront of innovation with breakthroughs in every aspect: smart technologies improving research, digitalised assessment and diagnosis, and personalised medicine through advancements in genetics, to name a few. Pedersen & Partners’ Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice is committed to supporting our clients’ organisational transformations by bringing the best-suited emerging leadership talents forward. I am honoured and thrilled to be appointed as the new Practice Group Head, and I look forward to leading our global team to further develop our client-centric vision for the most impactful outcomes,” added Lydia van der Meulen, Client Partner and Head of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice Group at Pedersen & Partners. 

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