Bench International Appoints Vice President, Executive Recruitment
Bench International, an executive recruiting and consulting firm serving the life sciences industry, has appointed Dr Sally Barennes as Vice President, Executive Recruitment.
As part of Bench International’s one global team helping life science companies to find and retain leaders, Dr Barennes is now responsible for business development client relationships and search execution in Europe and works as an active member of the firm’s executive team and in close collaboration with Janet Foulkes in Bench International’s London office.
Dr Barennes joins Bench International to head the Swiss office, building upon two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical sector, where she has made contributions to R&D strategy clinical success and business growth. During her career, she has held positions at pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Novartis and Roche. Her work experience spans the US, the UK, Germany and Switzerland.
“The addition of Sally is consistent with Bench International’s strategy of building one global team composed of both career recruiters and life science industry leaders who understand first-hand the challenges that pharmaceutical and biotech companies must overcome as they work to add the right talent at the right time,” said Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bench International. “This strategy affords us a three-dimensional approach to understanding the scientific business and human resource components of every client situation.”
Dr Barennes said: “Throughout my career I’ve witnessed first-hand the value of a skilled recruiting firm and the importance of getting the right person with the right expertise in the right organization. Life science organizations cannot afford to make a mistake and the talented people in the workforce today need to find the environment in which they can best reach their full potential.”
She continued: “There is an ongoing stream of mergers and acquisitions in life sciences. Subsequent organizational integration and redesign causes uncertainty for hiring managers and for those talented individuals who can help but who also struggle to find the right role—culturally and professionally. Making the connection that will remove that uncertainty is where Bench shines.”
Dr Barennes earned a Ph. D. in Physiology from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Business Arts from the University of Liverpool.
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