Endorun 2019

GenSearch is yet again proud sponsors of the Endorun Paris 2019!

Endorun 2019

Join the participants for the second joint race organized in favor of research for endometriosis in France!

Following the success of the first edition of the ENDOrun Paris 2018, with the first ever run dedicated to endometriosis and its research, the race will happen again on Sunday, 10 November 2019 for its second edition.

In 2018, the event had gathered 1400 participants and allowed the association ENDOmind France to donate more than 5000 € for research.

For the ENDOrun Paris 2019,there are 2 routes: a loop of 5 km * and another of 10 km * (* unofficial measures) in the Bois de Vincennes.

We hope you join us to rise to the challenge to fight against endometriosis.

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Women in Biotech – Cambridge Edition

Sharon Shields set to attend BIA Women in Biotech evening.

This September BIA are taking their successful Women in Biotech series to Cambridge, where they look forward to engaging with attendees to inspire more people to tackle diversity challenges within their organisations.

There will be some excellent speakers for a panel discussion, chaired by Sally Shorthose, which will focus on diversity challenges and how to address them in the working environment.

Date: September 26, 2019 17:00


17.00 – 17.30   Registration and networking
17:30 – 17:40   Welcome
17.40 – 18.30   Speaker discussion and Q&A
18.30 – 19.30   Networking and drinks


Cambridge Building, Babraham Research Campus,
CB22 3AT

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Meet Heiko Bruhn at the 19TH ANNUAL BIOTECH IN EUROPE FORUM in Basel.


The 19th Annual Biotech in Europe Forum is recognised as the leading international stage for those interested in investing and partnering in the biotech and life science industry. This highly transactional event draws together an exciting cross-section of early-stage/pre-IPO, late-stage and public companies with leading investors, analysts, money managers and pharma licensing executives.

The #Sachs_BEF19 forum will be held for the sixth time in Basel to be close to the largest biopharma hub in Europe and the Congress Center provides meeting space capable of handling several thousand one-to-one meetings as well as significant exhibition space. The programme will feature a number of plenary panels/workshops covering BD & Licensing in the main therapeutic areas.

Date: 25TH-26TH SEPTEMBER 2019



GenSearch continues its expansion with an office in the UK

Paris, 26 July 2019 – GenSearch, an international Life Science Executive search specialist is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in London and the appointment of Sharon Shields as Head of Research and Business Intelligence and Alexandra Jensen as Senior Consultant.

Sharon spent over twelve years within the Pharmaceutical industry before moving into global executive search where she has worked across the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medtech industries, to support the successful appointment of senior leaders across all functions. Having worked for a number of the leading boutique Life Sciences executive search firms, she has gained significant strategic and operational leadership experience as Head of Research. Developing robust research strategies for challenging, complex assignments within a highly competitive, candidate driven market is a passion for Sharon

Sharon Shields
Sharon Shields

Sharon Shields: “The decision to join GenSearch was an easy one, with the firm’s highly experienced team and integrated resources. I was attracted by GenSearch’s unique business model, at a very exciting time in the organisations development.

Alexandra joins with a strong track record of placing senior stakeholders within pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical companies. Having relocated from Singapore Alexandra has a truly globalised network and approach to search mandates with experience handling retained searches in APAC and EMEA. Alexandra joins with a wealth of experience in supporting relocations from the US, Asia and Europe.

Alexandra Jensen

Alexandra Jensen: “I am very excited to be joining the GenSearch team. What attracted me to the company is their outstanding execution and support team, the long-term relationship they have with their clients, their reputation for excellence, as well as their commitment to delivering outstanding leaders.

Sébastien Stoitzner, CEO: “The team and I have an ambitious development and growth plan for GenSearch and with Sharon and Alexandra on board we are one step closer to our objective.”

About GenSearch

GenSearch is an Executive Search, Assessment and Coaching firm dedicated to the Life Sciences. Our clients and the executives we support respect us for our in-depth expertise of complex environments, the reliability of our processes, our ethical approach as well as our openness to share our knowledge and network.

For additional information, please contact:

Sébastien Stoitzner, CEO
Tel.: +33 6 09 75 41 65

Sharon Shields – Head of Research & BI
Tel.: +44 (0)7943 331365

Alexandra Jensen – Senior Consultant
Tel.: +44 (0) 203 946 7422

Round Table – Which human resource strategy for start-ups’ scale-up?

Which human resource strategy for start-ups’ scale-up?

Attract talent, choose the right profiles, ensure team cohesion, grow human capital: the HR strategy is a key ingredient in the success of the entrepreneurial adventure, at every stage of development. It is however often overlooked in start-ups when all the attention is turned towards technological development and fund raising. Negligence can become a flaw in the scale-up phase. What is an HR strategy, why should it be defined from the first investments, how to do it and what are the benefits?

Analysis and experience sharing, this roundtable will bring together biotech executives, HR strategy expert, and life sciences investor and will be led by Pierre-Louis Germain, journalist, and editor-in-chief of Biotech Finances.


  • 18 h – 18 h 30: Welcome
  • 18 h 30 – 19 h: Round table chaired by Pierre-Louis Germain, Editor in Chief at Biotech Finance
  • 19 h 30 – 21 h: Networking

About the Speakers:

Benjamin Hadida, Co-founder Nextbiotix
Benjamin Hadida co-founded Nextbiotix in December 2016 and has served as Chief Executive Officer since. Benjamin is an entrepreneur who developed a wide range of competences in various industries : investment banking (UBS), venture capital (Pacific Channel), pharmaceutical regulatory affairs (Amgen), biotech operations (Theravectys), applied research (Vision Institute in Paris).

Pauline Rambaud, Senior Consultant at GenSearch Consulting
Pauline joined GenSearch in 2011 as a Life Sciences specialist, after twenty successful years in this sector. With a background in biology, Pauline has a passion for an in-depth understanding of Life Science projects, with a view to provide actionable advice. She managed to transform this fundamental interest into a career in Human Resources, convinced that the human factor is the key success factor to any Life Science challenge.

Raphaël Wisniewski,  Associate Director Andera Partners
Raphaël joined Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners in 2001. He worked first at Générale de Santé in London in the financial department before joining the Corporate Finance business in the Healthcare sector at Salomon Smith Barney and at Goldman Sachs.

Nawal Ouzren, General Director,  Sensorion
Nawal Ouzren started at Baxter where she was Operations Manager, then Quality Director and Strategy Director, before becoming Vice President of the Group. BioSimilars division. In 2014, she became Vice President of the Global Hemophilia Division at Baxalta, which became part of the Shire Group. In 2016, she led the Shire Group’s Global Genetic Diseases division.

Date: Wednesday July 3, 2019 – 18 h

Event location: VCLS’s Innovation Center – Neighborhood, 64 avenue Pierre Grenier , Boulogne-Billancourt, 92100