Global Talent Acquisition and Management Strategy-Erik R. Lundh-03/24/2009 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Global Talent Acquisition and Management Strategy
Event Date: 
03/24/2009 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Erik R. Lundh
Event Speaker Title: 
Partner
Event Speaker Company: 
Heidrick & Struggles
Event Speaker Bio: 

Erik Lundh is a Partner with Heidrick & Struggles and leads the biotechnology sector of the firm’s global Life Sciences Practice. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Erik has more than 18 years experience in the life sciences industry and executive search, and he specializes in recruiting senior executives for biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies. His clients have included global multinational corporations and early-stage companies alike, with businesses spanning the biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical and molecular diagnostics sectors. Erik's expertise in conducting engagements ranging from technical to operational roles stems from his own experience in both scientific and executive-level commercial functions within the life sciences industry.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Erik was a partner with a leading international executive search firm, where he successfully completed a number of executive-level engagements in the life sciences arena. Before entering the search profession, Erik worked for several life sciences companies in roles spanning corporate strategy, business development, sales, marketing and operations. While in the industry, Erik most recently served as executive vice president of commercial operations for Sentigen Holding Corp., where he led the company's evolution from a research and development operation to a full-fledged drug discovery enterprise.

Earlier, Erik led the worldwide sales, business development and customer services functions at ACLARA BioSciences, Inc., a leading provider of technologies for pharmaceutical discovery, development, and diagnostics. Erik was previously vice president of sales at SciQuest, Inc., a firm specializing in supplier relationship management solutions for the life sciences and industrial research markets. Before joining SciQuest, Erik held senior-level sales positions at QIAGEN Inc., an integrated bioseparation solutions provider. Erik began his career as a molecular biologist and cardiovascular research scientist at Berlex Biosciences, Inc., the North American affiliate of Schering AG.

Erik holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Santa Clara University.

Event Details
Cost: 
$0 - Free
Event Details: 

The talent pool in the developed world is evaporating at an alarming rate. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, taking with them valuable experience and knowledge that cannot be easily replaced. Compounding this, birth rates across most developed countries are slowing dramatically. In the US, 75 million people are approaching retirement, yet only 30 million members of Generation X are available as successors. In the European Union, the working-age population is forecast to fall by 48 million, or 16 per cent, by 2050. Recruiting and retaining talent have always been a struggle for global companies, however the challenges are larger than ever today. With the changing supply/demand dynamic, many find that the talent issue - especially in rapidly developing economies (RDEs) - is one of their most critical challenges.

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