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Executive Insight is a highly specialized strategy consulting firm with a pan-European market focus, providing deep expertise in the area of commercial strategy, operations and organizational effectiveness for the healthcare industry.

We help our clients to develop and implement stakeholder-centric strategies to innovate for competitive advantage in an increasingly demanding and complex healthcare environment. We strongly believe in collaborative consultant-client relationships.

Our experience encompasses profound brand and customer knowledge in a multitude of therapeutic areas in primary and specialty care, as well as consumer-centric markets of selfmedication and pharmacy trade. Beyond, we serve clients in provider and payer environments.



Andrea Sobrio


Founder of Executive Insight & Managing Partner

Background: >20 years healthcare consulting experience

Education: MBA from the University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Focus Areas: Market Access, Commercial Models

Languages: Italian, German, English, French, Spanish

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Meike Wenzel


Partner

Background: >15 years of healthcare consulting experience

Education: Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Düsseldorf

Focus Areas: Marketing, Government Affairs, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: German, English

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Francesca Boggio Mesnil


Principal

Background:+10 years of consulting experience of which 7 solely dedicated to the Pharmaceutical Industry, 3 years of experience in the medical device industry as a Marketing Manager and Internal Consultant.

Education: Master degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan that included exchange programs at Harvard, NYU and LSE

Focus Areas: Market Access, Marketing, KAM

Languages: Italian, English, French

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Aleksandar Ruzicic


Partner

Background: > 20 years healthcare consulting experience

Education: MBA degree from INSEAD in Fontainebleau/France and Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Zürich/Switzerland.

Focus Areas: Commercial models, Sales

Languages: German, English, Serbo-Croatian, French

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Tanja Bosshard Becker


Principal

Background: 10 years of healthcare consulting experience

Education: Master degree in Information, Media and Technology Management from the University of St. Gallen, Training in Gamification by University of Pennsylvania

Focus Areas: Medical Affair Strategy, Medical education, Thought Leader Co-Creation & Advisory Board

Languages: English, German

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Dr. Sandra Schoenes


Manager

Background: Several years of practical experience as a hospital doctor, owner of a telemedicine start up, > 8 years healthcare consulting experience

Education: Medical doctor from the University of Zürich, MBA from IESE Business School Barcelona

Focus Areas: Market Access

Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese

Klarissa Hoday


Principal

Background: 8 years healthcare consulting experience

Education: Master degree in Business Administration from IMC Krems with a major in Health Economics

Focus Areas: Market Access, Marketing

Languages: English, German

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Lea Bucher


Director

Background: >5 years healthcare consulting experience, previous experiences in consumer business and orthopaedic devices

Education: Master of Arts in Business Innovation from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Master of Science in Strategic Management from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Focus Areas: Market Access, Commercial, Capability Building, Organizational Models

Languages: German, English, Chinese, French

Wendy van der Lubbe


Director

Background: 9 years of pharmaceutical industry experience

Education: Master degree in Medical Biology from the University of Amsterdam

Focus Areas: Marketing, Sales, Market Access

Languages: Dutch, English

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Marc Pesse


Partner

Background: > 16 years of consulting experience

Education: Master degree in Business Administration from HEC Lausanne and a postgraduate degree in International Business from the University of Manchester

Focus Areas: Go-to-Market models, Sales Excellence

Languages: English, French, German

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David Ewbank


Partner

Background: > 20 years of healthcare consulting experience

Education: Master degree from the CIM Institute at Cranfield University and a Chemical Engineering degree from University of Exeter in UK

Focus Areas: Early Commercialisation, Market Development, Franchise Strategy, “Partner in Value” Health System Engagement

Languages: English

Dr. Christine Pohl


Manager

Background: > 8 years consulting experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and 7 years of academic research in virology

Education: PhD in virology from University of Würzburg, Germany, Master degree in microbiology, molecular biology and virology from University of Hannover, Germany

Focus Areas: Market Access, Marketing, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: German, French, English

 

Safa Mohanna


Manager

Background: Scientific research experience in the field of experimental and computational Neuroscience

Education: Master degree in Engineering in Life Science & Technology from the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Focus Areas: Market Access, Commercial Models

Languages: French, English, Persian

Anna Lenard


Consultant

Background: 2 years experience in healthcare consulting, 7 years of experience in life science research (vascular biology and hematology)

Education: PhD in vascular cell biology from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Master of Science and Engineer degree in Biotechnology from Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: English, Polish

Jacopo Sgualdino, PhD


Consultant

Background: >6 years experience in life science research (Gene Therapy, Neurobiology, Epigenetics)

Education: MBA from SDA Bocconi (Milano), PhD in Molecular Oncology from University of Milano, MSc in Biotechnology from S. Raffaele University (Milano)

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: English, Italian

Alexander Kriz, PhD


Manager

Background: > 8 years experience in life science research (Neurobiology / synaptic plasticity), > 6 years experience in healthcare consulting

Education: PhD in Neuroscience from Biozentrum of University of Basel, Master of Sciences (Biology) from University of Vienna

Focus Areas: Market Access, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: German, English

Josip Markovic, PhD


Consultant

Background: >5 years of research experience in healthcare management and economics

Education: Doctorate in Economics from the University of Lugano, M.A. in Statistics from the University of Essex, M.A. in Public Management & Policy from the University of Berne and a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Justus-Liebig University Giessen

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: German, English, Serbo-Croatian and Italian

Philippe Coune, PhD


Manager

Background: 7 years experience in life science research (neuroscience), > 2 years experience in healthcare consulting

Education: PhD in Neuroscience from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Master in Neuroscience, Strasbourg University. Industrial Pharmacist, Strasbourg School of Pharmacy

Focus Areas: Market Access, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: French, English

Barbara Gerig


Consultant

Background: 3 years of research experience in oncology and therapeutic proteins

Education: Master of science in pharmaceutical sciences from ETH Zürich, Swiss federal pharmacist’s diploma (ETHZ)

Languages: German, English, French

Robin Kleiner


Consultant

Background: 1 year of experience in healthcare consulting

Education: Master of Arts in Business Management from the University of St.Gallen (HSG), Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Focus: Market Access

Languages: French, English, German, Spanish

Arnaud Bistoquet, PhD


Senior Consultant

Background: 5 years experience in medical imaging (cardiac MRI), > 2 years experience in healthcare consulting

Education: Master of Science and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA

Focus Areas: Marketing, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: French, English

Luca Lorenzi


Consultant

Background: > 6 years of life science research experience (Cancer Research, Epigenetics, Molecular Cell Biology), > 1 year of pharmaceutical industry experience

Education: PhD in Molecular Biology from ETH Zurich, MSc in Biochemistry from ETH Zurich

Focus Area: Market Access, Customer & Market Insights, Marketing

Languages: German, English, Italian

Fabio Costa do Amaral


Senior Consultant

Background: > 6 years of experience in healthcare consulting

Education: Master of Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium

Focus Areas: Marketing & Sales

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

 

Cristiana Toader


Senior Consultant

Background: >5 years of consulting experience, >4 years of experience with a private healthcare provider

Education: Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD, France

Focus Areas: Customer & Market Insights, Marketing

Languages: English, Romanian, Spanish, French

Stefan Focsa


Senior Consultant

Background: >5 years healthcare consulting experience 

Education: Master degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: English, Romanian

Daniele Stracka


Consultant

Background: 2 years healthcare consulting experience 

Education: PhD in Biochemistry from the Biozentrum, University Basel and Master at the University of Milano Bicocca.

Focus Area: Market Access, Customer & Market Insights

Languages: Italian, English

Michele Casanova


Consultant

Background: 5 years experience in mechanobiology research

education: PhD in mechanobiology from ETH Zurich, MSc in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Claudia Fresca


Senior Consultant

Background: >4 years healthcare consulting experience 

Education: Master degree in International Management at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, that included exchange programs at Berkeley - HAAS School of Business -and London - EBS

Focus Area: Customer & Market Insights, Commercial Models

Languages: Italian, English

Ana Boyadjieva


Senior Consultant

Background: >7 years of healthcare industry experience, prior experience with the global leaders in banking, IT and logistics

Education: Master degree in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford and Master degree in Management of Innovations and Business Development with focus on biotechnology from Copenhagen Business School

Focus Areas: Commercial Excellence and Effectiveness, Commercial Planning, Market Access

Languages: English

Caroline Conti


Director

Background: Pharmacist with experience of the community and hospital settings, 9 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in consulting

Education: Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Paris Descartes University), MBA from ESSEC Business School (Paris/Singapore)

Focus Areas: Market Access, Government Affairs

Languages: French, English

Manuel Tropiano


Consultant

Background: 8 years experience in life science research (organic synthesis and molecular imaging)

Education: DPhil in Chemistry from the University of Oxford

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: Italian, English

Anthony Schläpfer


Senior Consultant

Background: 2 years healthcare consulting experience. 5 years experience in life science research (Neurobiology/Neuroeconomics/Neuroimaging)

Education: PhD in Neuroscience from University of Zurich (graduation in Q4 2015). Master in Neurobiology from University of Zurich

Focus Areas: Market Access, Customer & Market Insights , Sales

Languages: German, English

Merlin Williams


Consultant

Background: 1 year healthcare consulting experience

Education: Master of Science from University College London, School of Pharmacy in Drug Discovery and Pharma Management Bachelor of Science from Imperial College London in Biochemistry with Research Abroad, including a research focused Erasmus exchange at École normale supérieure de Lyon

Focus Area: Market Access, Customer and Market Insights

Languages: English, French

Sarah Schellenberg


Consultant

Background: 2 years healthcare consulting experience 

Education: Master of Arts in Business Management from the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Focus Area: Market Access

Languages: German, English

Lisa Sigl


Senior Consultant

Background: 2 years experience in healthcare consulting, previous experience in commercial consulting

Education: Master degree in Business and Management from the University of Glasgow

Focus Area: Medical Affairs, Medical Education, Customer & Market Insights, Marketing

Languages: English, German, Danish, French

Bruno Ferreira


IT System Administrator

Background: 5 years experience in IT System Administration

Education: Bachelor in Networking Technology , Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Focus Area: Windows System Administration and Networking

Languages: Portuguese, English

Elena Prokhorova


HR Recruiter

Background:  > 5 years recruitment consulting experience for the life science industry, and > 3 years human resources experience with a global company in the food industry.

Education: Master of Business Economics from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Focus Area: Employer branding, Recruitment, Onboarding

Languages: Russian, English, German

Nadine Kargados


Team Assistant

Background: 8 years experience as assistant in various industries and countries

Education: Bachelor in Business Administration, Assistant in Tourism Industry

Languages: German, English, French

Anja Meierhofer


Team Assistant

Background: Experience as assistant and in system administration (1st level support) in various industries

Education: Commercial apprenticeship (pharma industry) with federal certificate

Languages: German, English

Pascal Bieri


Director Finance and Operations

Background: >14 years of consulting experience in healthcare and information technology

Education: Master degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Focus Areas: Network Mapping & Management

Languages: Italian, German, English, French

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