Executive

Who we are

Skills Alliance Executive is a progressive and expanding Global Executive Search team.


We partner with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology, and animal health companies, facilitating their international and local growth across all functions. We take enormous pride in our work within the Life Sciences industry that contributes to the advancement of life-changing and life-saving treatments.


Executive

What we do

We deliver a professional and expeditious service with a personable approach to place C-suite, Executive and Leadership positions. Through open communication, transparency, and tenacity, we promise unwavering commitment to fulfilling even the most demanding of briefs. Improving the livelihoods of those we work with and finding people their dream job is very important to us.

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How we do it

Our team embodies the philosophy of the ‘Division of Labour’, whereby each member takes ownership and specialises in their respective area of responsibility. We have adopted the Japanese concepts of Kaizen (continuous improvement) and Kyōsei (symbiosis) to deliver an exceptional, efficient and memorable experience. While each assignment is unique, our approach remains consistent in the level of focus, resolve and attention to detail we commit to ensure we deliver.


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management team

Oliver Drew

Managing Director Executive Search

Oliver has over 8 years’ Executive Search experience in Europe, North America, APAC, and LATAM. After joining Skills Alliance in 2016, he co-founded the Executive Search practice which he now co-leads. Overseeing the Global Delivery team, Oliver and his team have extensive experience leading senior appointments and project work across all functions and geographies.

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Joe Kennedy

Managing Director Executive Search

Joe is a seasoned executive search leader with over 12 years experience, executing on complex searches across a range of functions globally, from director level to c-suite. Joe now leads our client function globally for executive search. He is responsible for setting and executing our strategy, building relationships and ensuring client satisfaction.

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Michael Kan

Associate Director EMEA

Possessing over 10 years of successful international recruitment specifically within the biotechnology, pharma and medical technology sector. Mike has nurtured relationships with industry clients across the globe placing many key roles within clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory and commercial. Mike’s focus is to extend the Executive Search proposition at Skills Alliance focusing on start-up organisations through to SME and large biotech / pharma companies globally.

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Karina Sharipova

Manager Executive Search

After moving to London from Canada, Karina joined the Executive Search division over 3 years ago. Since joining as a researcher, she progressed to leading the executive research function and is now our Principal Consultant on the Executive Delivery team. She has successfully completed searches for preclinical, clinical and commercial-stage clients across all functions and geographies.

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Malakai Rahmaninof

Principal CRISPR & Genomic Medicines

Malakai leads the Genomic Medicines Executive Search practice, placing Executives, senior leaders and NEDs across the Cell & Gene Therapy industry. Malakai’s team have a strong track record of executing on complex leadership builds for high-growth biotech and biopharma companies.

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