The 2021 speaker faculty is made up of Life Sciences’ most forward-thinking HR leaders, including:

Agnès Park

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Pierre Fabre

Jim Kennedy

Senior Vice President, People & Organisation

Shionogi Europe

Sian Abel

Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, EMEA & RoW

Kyowa Kirin International

Gianluca Magnani

Corporate Head of Human Resources

Fidia Faramaceutici

Joe Cronin

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer


How Covid is Driving Life Sciences HR Leaders to Accelerate Radical Change in Engagement, Culture and Productivity To Boost Performance, Agility and Innovation Now

LEAP HR: Life Sciences Europe is Europe’s only digital event for the boldest life sciences HR leaders to figure out together how to provide certainty, convey purpose and create opportunity for their employees in a digital, uncertain age.

As the new digital divide breaks down barriers between the personal and the professional, and the virtualization of processes and services engenders both opportunity and challenge, the role that HR plays in defining these relationships for people globally is nothing but pivotal.

Stepping out alone onto the ice, those charged with leading others could find themselves stranded and lost without a helping hand.

Instead, those who grasp that unique opportunity to move confidently forward, surrounded and supported by a network of like-minded innovators, co-creating a new HR playbook for a post-pandemic world, will not only weather the storm, but emerge more resilient and braced for future storms.

Explore the full event guide here.

The LEAP Difference

We believe the traditional conference format is no longer fit for purpose, so we started from scratch.
When you look at the event agenda, you will see three main types of session:




Hear the boldest HR leaders in life sciences sharing the stories of what they’re doing to maximise the impact of their business.

Have your burning questions answered in a room full of your peers and move beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to get to the ‘how’.

Work with your team to set a clear, bespoke action plan of what you are going to change when you get back to your business to ensure you get a fast ROI.

Only at LEAP HR: Life Sciences Europe will you uncover the industry’s most forward-thinking human resources leaps, including:

LEAP HR: Life Sciences Europe is designed by and for people leaders from the pre-commercial biotech to the multinational pharmaceutical, to come together as industry peers, share insights and expose experiences so that the drugs and devices saving people’s lives every day across the globe can continue to do just that, whatever the circumstances.

Those taking part will be able to use the learnings and insights gained to emerge from this uncertain time with
greater resilience, enabling life sciences organisations to continue getting better drugs and devices to patients, faster.

For Emerging Biopharma & Medical Devices Businesses

Oxford BioMedica

Drastically reduce attrition:
Discover how Oxford BioMedica reduced attrition from 18% to 10% in just 18 months


Rethink EVP and incentives:
Explore with Alnylam how to stay ahead in today’s competitive digital talent landscape

For Established Biopharma & Medical Devices Businesses


Drive engagement in a digital world:
Learn now Mölnlycke is striving to continue its 5-year streak of employee index improvement during Covid-19

Kyowa Kirin

Drive engagement in new digital learning:
How Kyowa Kirin is overachieving with 79% learning programme activation rate (50% expected)

For Multinational Biopharma & Medical Devices Businesses

Pierre Fabre

Rethink cultural transformation:
Hear how Pierre Fabre is remodelling traditional change management through a pandemic

ICON plc

Upholding best-in-industry engagement:
Explore how ICON is indexing consistent high-70 engagement scores and turnover of 10%


“LEAP HR pulled off an amazing virtual conference… – I’m so impressed. I came away with some great ideas and a greater sense of belonging to the worldwide HR Life Sciences community! Bravo, and thanks.” – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Scholar Rock

“Thank you to LEAP HR for the great virtual conference. The impact of this will be felt by employees, families and patients around the world!” – Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, PTC Therapeutics

“Covid-19 will not go away, so it is more crucial than ever that we come together as HR professionals, to redesign the future of HR, reshape our organisations, and adapt our people to the 'New Normal'” - Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care 

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of a wonderful virtual conference! The content and sessions at LEAP HR: Life Sciences were informative and impactful! I would love to stay connected and take part in future digital meetings.” - Head of Global Learning & Development, Merz Aesthetics