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Andy Smith

Senior Client Partner - APAC & Middle East

With over 25 years search experience dedicated to the Life Sciences sector, Andy brings European, US and Asia-Pacific experience to the Morgan Prestwich team. Having spent over 10 years living in Singapore, focusing on APAC territories, 5 years in US focused on North America and the remainder in Europe.  He has a unique understanding of the careful management needed in projects involving cross-border moves of executives.

His experience includes the placement of executives from senior technical specialist to ‘C’ level across the sector, including biotechnology, specialty pharma, big pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, generics, biosimilars, academic institutions, consumer healthcare, consultancy and other related service providers. His functional expertise covers most management disciplines, including general management, clinical research, business development, human resources, research & development, medical, marketing & sales, manufacturing, IT and, finance.

Beginning his career in London he has since spent significant periods of time based in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.  Before returning to London in 2021 he served as a Managing Partner in a boutique Life Sciences firm in Singapore. Before this, he was an in-house Global Search Consultant for AbbVie, major global biopharmaceutical company.  Based in Paris, he developed and executed for them search strategies, for senior regional and global executive positions.

Andy's Expertise

Retained Search

As one of the largest boutique Life Sciences Executive Search firms globally. Our Executive Search solutions exclusively within the life sciences industry, in particular Biotech, Pharmaceutical, MedTech / Medical Devices, Diagnostics, Contract Development and Manufacturing (CDMO), Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s), AI & Digital Health and Healthcare across United States (USA), Europe (EU), Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East (MENA), offers unparalleled expertise in sourcing top-tier talent for fast-growing and innovative life science companies. Leveraging our extensive industry knowledge and vast network, we meticulously identify and engage with candidates who possess the unique skills and experience necessary to drive success in this dynamic field. With a proven track record of delivering exceptional results, we understand the critical importance of securing key leadership and specialized roles to fuel your company’s growth trajectory. Trust us to navigate the complexities of talent acquisition, ensuring seamless integration of top-tier professionals who align seamlessly with your organization’s vision and values.

Furthermore, our executive search solutions go beyond traditional recruitment approaches. We believe in fostering long-term partnerships with our clients, serving as strategic advisors throughout the entire talent acquisition process. From initial consultation to candidate onboarding, we provide personalized support and guidance, helping you identify and attract the best talent to meet your evolving business needs. With our deep industry expertise and commitment to excellence, we take a collaborative approach to ensure that every hire contributes to your company’s long-term success. Partner with us today and experience the difference that our executive search solutions can make in propelling your life science company to new heights of achievement.

For more information on how our Life Sciences Executive Search solutions can support your needs, please reach out to one of our Senior Leadership or Client Partners:

Chief Executive Officer Greg Bell

Chief Commercial Officer Sean Morgan-Jones

Chief Operating Officer Christian Simon 

Managing Partner Ireland Office Simon Felton

Senior Client Partner – Southern Europe Sarah Schiavone

Senior Client Partner – US, Europe – Cell & Gene Therapies, CDMO’s Josh Wheldon

Senior Client Partner – US, Europe, Middle East – Biotech, Private Equity & Venture Capital Iman Askari

Senior Client Partner – APAC & Middle East Andy Smith

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