Priya Ratnam is a consultant in the Biopharma Practice, based in the San Francisco office. She specializes in advising and recruiting CEOs and senior-level executives for small, mid and large-cap biopharmaceutical companies. Priya is a purpose-driven leader, passionate about helping people and organizations grow and thrive by identifying and developing great leaders and improving the effectiveness of leadership teams.

Proven leadership experience

  • Priya draws on more than 20 years of business experience in the biopharma industry to inform her client work.
  • Before joining Spencer Stuart, Priya was head of the Europe South Region at Roche, where she managed a team of more than 1,000 people and a $1.5 billion P&L.
  • Her career in biopharma spans several multinational companies, including Novartis, Sanofi and Schering-Plough (now Merck). During her tenure in the industry, she served in a variety of commercial and general management roles in the United States , Europe and Latin America, and held roles with global responsibility.
  • While at Roche, Priya also served on the global D&I council for the company and pioneered various initiatives and programs that helped achieve global D&I targets, including increasing the number of women in senior leadership positions.

Priya holds a PhD in microbiology and molecular medicine from Clemson University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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