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Posted in PeopleMember Firms on June 4, 2013
de JAGER's Mark Keech New Global Leader of Life Sciences Practice Group

IIC Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Keech as the new Global Leader of its Life Sciences Practice Group.

Mark, who is a partner at IIC Partners' Sydney-based member firm de JAGER Executive Search, specialises in senior appointments within the Life Sciences sector throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to joining de JAGER, he was Asia-Pacific Talent Acquisition Director for Johnson & Johnson, responsible for leading the design and implementation of talent acquisition across 15 countries. Mark has previously held positions as Asia-Pacific HR Transformation Director and Australia & NZ HR Director for J&J's Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices businesses.

"Some of the world's largest and most respected Life Sciences corporations entrust IIC Partners' firms with their senior talent searches across the globe. The international reach of IIC Partners,  coupled with local market intimacy of each IIC Partners firm, delivers exceptional value to our Life Sciences clients in every territory.

"IIC Partners' Life Sciences Practice Group is very active with ambitious plans. I'm honoured to have been selected by my global peers to take on this role as we drive these plans forward," said Mark.

IIC Partners Board Director for Practice Groups Jeff Harris, of Harris Search Associates in Columbus, Ohio, said he was delighted the Life Sciences Practice Group had selected Mark to lead the team to build on its success.

"Mark's knowledge of the Life Sciences sector and the talent acquisition and management challenges and trends it faces is unparalleled. I know with his guidance this practice group will continue to set industry benchmarks in the delivery of outstanding client service," said Jeff.

IIC Partners is the world no. 8 by revenue retained executive search organization.

IIC Partners' vision is to build on its 27 years of success as the independent, retained executive search partnership of choice. Through global reach, industry expertise and local knowledge, IIC Partners is trusted to deliver the highest quality retained executive search services, enabling the continued success of its clients. The organization has some 50 offices in over 30 countries.


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