Thought Leadership Speakers Series
The Thought Leadership Series vertical’s mission is to provide the LBS student community with a plethora of opportunities to learn about and engage with the diverse aspects of the healthcare industry. From HealthTech and pharmaceuticals, to healthcare consulting, VC and healthcare entrepreneurship, the Thought Leadership Series team curate webinars, panels, keynote presentations and networking functions to showcase the breadth of healthcare.
The Thought Leaderships Series team host events on a 3-4 weekly basis during term time. As the team connects with our speaker network the programme evolves. To find out about our upcoming events check out CampusGroups.
From an idea to patented technology that revolutionized manufacturing of advanced therapeutics globally
We are excited to announce the first ever Tell Series event giving a peek into the entrepreneurial world of biotech.
Dr. Aleš Štrancar, the founder of BIA Separations will share a story about his entrepreneurial journey of persistence and resilience that helped him launch the idea from Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, onto a global stage of world’s leading biopharmaceutical giants.
BIA Separations was established in Slovenia in 1998. It develops and manufactures products for purification and analysis of large biomolecules, such as viruses, plasmids and mRNA, which are destined for use in cell and gene therapies, as well as other advanced therapies. It is the inventor and exclusive producer of CIM (Convective Interaction Media) chromatographic columns for large biomolecules. With forecasted sales revenues of around €25m in 2020, BIA Separations was acquired by the German company Sartorius Stadium Biotech, in a deal worth € 360m in late 2020.
Aleš will take us on a journey from inception of the idea, through to development and commercialisation of the patented technology in BIA Separations that revolutionised manufacturing of advanced therapeutics globally. This is a story about lessons from personal and professional challenges Aleš had to endure on his entrepreneurial journey through failures to success, and his reflection on leading a company through growth and expansion that ultimately resulted in acquisition of BIA Separation by Sartorius in 2020.
Pharma Panel: Innovation in Market Access
Would you like to know more about innovation in one of the key topics of the pharma industry?
LBS Healthcare Club is hosting a Pharma Panel and Networking (only for in-person attendees) event with three senior professionals in the sector:
– David Maddocks, Global Pricing and Market Access Director, at AstraZeneca
– Jing Zhang, Assoc. Director of Market Access, at Eli Lilly
– Boštjan Čeh, ex-European Market Access Director, at Otsuka Pharmaceutical
Join us for the in-person panel discussion with networking on Friday, 10th February 2023 at 16:00 BST at Sammy Offer Centre, London Business School to hear about the latest trends in commercial strategy and execution, among others. We will also touch on the challenges the industry is faced with, discuss trends and opportunities to attract talent in the industry.
MBA to Corporate Strategy to Product
A Fireside Chat with Andrew Tebsherani (Webinar)
Andrew is currently seconded to the role of Lead Product Manager at Propeller Health, a leader in digital health and therapeutics for asthma and COPD. Prior to his secondment, Andrew was a Senior Manager for Strategy and Business Development at ResMed.
Andrew’s career started with flying planes, took a route through defence and an MBA, before pursuing some entrepreneurial ventures and entering the healthcare industry. He will be telling us about his atypical career journey, how his MBA led him into the healthcare industry and about his experience in corporate strategy and product management in a MedTech company.
Recent Speaker Events
Recent Panel Events
The Rise and Future of Digital Health
This panel spoke to the evolution and future of digital health. The panel consisted of highly experienced executives from across the ecosystem and included a networking session with the speakers and audience.
Digital Health: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
In a packed auditorium, the Healthcare Club presented a panel of C-suite executives across the ecosystem to talk about the digital health landscape, its challenges and what they thought the future held. Following on from the event, the audience was given an open invitation to network informally at The Windsor with the panel and each other.
Guy Gross – Telemedicine (Teladoc COO)
Paul Gaudin – Remote patient monitoring (CareRooms Founder and CEO)
Dr. Anushka Patchava – Insurance (Vitality Deputy Chief Medical Officer)
Prof. Sam Shah – Men’s health (Numan Chief Medical Strategy Officer)