IRC appoints new Healthcare & Life Science Global and EMEA Practice Leaders
Manish Mehta, from IRC Malaysia & Thailand, has been named as the new Healthcare & Life Science Global Practice Leader, while Eimhín O’Driscoll, from IRC Ireland, took over as the new EMEA Healthcare & Life Science Practice Leader.

Healthcare and life sciences are one of the largest industries in the world and has increased in profile since 2019. Regardless the pandemic, healthcare industry has experienced significant growth and change over the past few years.

Co-founder of IRC Malaysia and Thailand (CnetG), Manish Mehta, has vast experience in recruitment and talent management strategies across the pharmaceutical, life science, medical device, diagnostics and other health care related sectors. His clients appreciate the depth of his market knowledge that helps to recommend the best-fit candidates for each position.

‘I’m honoured and excited to lead IRC Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group to advance the mission of instituting the very best of leadership talent in the healthcare space. It’s a huge transition and a great responsibility, and I sincerely thank outgoing Practice Leader Jan Friberg, IRC Board & my practice group members for bestowing me with this wonderful opportunity. Through this appointment, I hope to add value and excellence in talent management and execution especially at a time when we are faced with challenging dynamics in healthcare enterprise management,’ says Manish Mehta.

Global Practice Group Leader

Eimhín O’Driscoll, Managing Partner of IRC Ireland (Fastnet Executive Search), has spent over 20 years building and sustaining high performing teams for organisations within the life sciences sector with an emphasis on nurturing long term partnerships with both clients and candidates.

EMEA Practice Leader

‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of EMEA Practice Leader for Healthcare & Life Sciences within our IRC Global Network. IRC Ireland have been partnering with organisations in the life sciences sector for more than 20 years and recently, we have seen a global effort that challenged conventional ways of thinking and working, resulting in alliances between traditional competitors partnering in the acceleration of R&D processes to develop the fastest novel vaccine in history. We have witnessed a seismic shift in collaboration and interconnectedness within the industry and the power of multinational organisations, governments and healthcare providers working collectively for a common purpose. It’s an exciting time to be supporting the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry in sourcing leaders that will enable future growth and transformation, and our collaborative IRC approach ensures we can meet the needs of our clients, globally,’ adds Eimhín O’Driscoll.

Rohan Carr, President of IRC Global Executive Search Partners noted: ‘In such a key and high profile sector it is great to have two of our most experienced members leading our activities. We look forward to the exciting developments in the year ahead.’


About IRC Global Executive Search Partners

IRC Global Executive Search Partners is a global professional alliance of executive search firms, united in their commitment to support clients in sourcing and retaining key leadership talent. Our partners are as culturally and geographically diverse as our clients. Located in 40+ countries, 90+ cities on six continents, IRC has the footprint and agility needed to serve multinationals and SMEs with dedication and a personal touch.

IRC has a track record of more than 30,000 completed assignments for 3,000+ clients in almost every conceivable industry segment and function. Ranked as the world's largest retained executive search alliance in terms of geographical coverage, IRC Global Executive Search Partners embodies the best of both worlds – Globally Connected and Locally Committed.

Contact Information
Stepan Motejzik, IRC Global Alliance Director
Phone: + 420 608 102 893

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