Navigating through Complexity and Leadership in the Life Sciences sector

Join us to get exclusive insights and cutting-edge practical knowledge giving you best practices to fast-track strategy execution.


What We Will Cover

In this first session, of an ongoing series of seminars that Mannaz will be running for leaders operating within the Life Sciences sector.
We will be hosting a lively conversation about what it takes to execute strategy effectively within this ever-changing sector. Our focus will be on managing the inherent pace and complexity of working in life sciences.

More specifically, we will look at:

  • The role of trust within successful pharma and biotech organizations – How social capital can help us navigate highly complex environments in biopharma, building a more responsive and adaptive organization​
  • Managing fast-paced change as a critical leadership skill – Creating an environment where creativity drives high value-adding transformation, managing the human barriers to organizational change in contexts of great uncertainty​
  • The role of integrated leadership in product development projects – What it takes to successfully manage portfolios of drug, device, diagnostic, digital, and combination programs and projects throughout the lifecycle (including how this sector compares to others in PM effectiveness)​

Who is This Event For?

  • Senior decision makers responsible for executing strategy through company and therapy area portfolios
  • Managers who bridge cross-functional gaps, from discovery, development, marketing, access, and brand management
    • Function Heads
    • Function Representatives and Team Leaders on product development teams
    • Program and Project Managers
  • Technical, Medical, and Digital Leaders with a stake in product development, from discovery through to submission, post-launch, and lifecycle extension
  • Portfolio managers with responsibility for prioritization, resource allocation, and attrition decisions
  • Change and transformation managers implementing new approaches, processes and procedures in an aligned and engaging way
  • HR managers building the capabilities and competencies required to ensure organizational agility and cross-enterprise collaboration

What Will you Get If You Sign Up?

  • Cutting-edge, practical knowledge that is immediately applicable in your work settings, giving you best practices to fast-track strategy execution
  • Opportunities to discuss strategy execution challenges with your peers in open and confidential environments
  • Valuable time away from your business to reflect, debate and explore important topics common to all successful life sciences companies.
Time and place?

Time: Friday, June 14th, 2024 from 08:30 to 11:00
Place: Kulturhuset Vartov, Farvergade 27, 1463 Copenhagen Denmark​

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Pete Harpum

Pete is a professor of biotechnology management at Grenoble Ecole de Management and a member at University College London of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment.

He has edited textbooks on managing portfolios of drug development programs and projects and Strategic Portfolio Management. He also has expertise in managing creative design in the front end of projects and managing drug development projects (with many book chapters and chairing conference discussions on both)

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Henrik Bjerregaard Nielsen


Henrik is Vice President and Project Management Consultant at Mannaz. He has more than 30 years of experience working in engineering, construction, oil and gas and life sciences.

Originally trained as a structural engineer, he spent his first five years of his professional life working in this discipline, specifically responsible for design. He then broadened out to roles in management, project management and eventually, change management. He is particularly passionate about creating results through effective collaboration, detailed planning and the thorough implementation of projects.

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Stuart Schofield

Stuart Schofield

Stuart is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a 25 year career in leadership assessment, development and organizational change. He has working for a variety of top-tier international consultancies both in the UK and in Hong Kong.

His expertise resides in talent management and leadership development—building capability, shifting organizational culture, and creating traction for large-scale transformation. He has advised leaders from a myriad of sectors, from aerospace, oil and gas, and engineering to media, technology, and pharmaceuticals.

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Have any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding this event.

Client Director
+44 203 119 1240

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