Niren Thanky, a leadership advisory and coaching consultant in Spencer Stuart’s London office, is a member of the global Healthcare, Board & CEO practices and leads the firm’s Healthcare Practice across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He previously led the global Biopharma Practice. A Ph.D. biochemist and immunologist, Niren has over 16 years of experience in board, executive search and executive coaching with C-suite leaders, focused specifically in the biopharmaceuticals, private equity and healthcare sectors.

Leadership advisor and coach to boards and executives in the biopharma and healthcare sectors

  • Niren previously was a partner in the healthcare and life sciences practices of another international executive search firm, and served as co-leader of its global biopharmaceuticals practice. During his 12-year tenure, Niren worked with clients across the healthcare spectrum and developed numerous strategic client relationships in the biopharmaceutical, healthcare and private equity space.
  • Earlier, Niren worked as an executive recruiter at a boutique executive search firm.
  • Before his career in executive recruiting, Niren was a PR consultant at a healthcare-focused agency. He began his career as a post-doctoral research fellow at a Seattle-based infectious disease lab.

Niren holds a Wellcome Trust-funded Ph.D. in infectious diseases, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, both from Imperial College London. Niren is a trained psychometric assessor and member of the British Psychological Society. He is also an associate of the Royal College of Science. Niren speaks English, Gujarati and some German.

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