Welcome to LEAP HR: Life Sciences Europe

LEAP HR: Life Sciences Europe is your best opportunity to uncover the brand-new HR thinking that will enable you to tackle an ongoing talent shortage, and create the differentiated people strategies and organizational agendas you need to thrive in a hybrid life sciences operating environment.

Step inside 20+ case studies of how biopharma organisations of all sizes are thriving in new-hybrid working models - and leave with the inspiration you need to transform HR impact in your own organisation. 

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Among 2022 Highlights:

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How GSK’s bold new global DE&I strategy utilises companywide transparency and ensures all new processes are adoptable at regional level to benchmark employee experience globally

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How Novartis has transformed the way it provides new opportunities to its entire workforce therefore turbocharging employee engagement and effectively driving performance in a hybrid working world

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How COMPASS Pathways is embracing neurodivergent traits to create a more inclusive talent base and rethinking
its measurement of wellbeing program effectiveness.


The immersive leadership development work at AstraZeneca that has enlightened its top 150 and redefined the role of leaders in a post pandemic environment

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Mölnlycke Health Care’s road to succession planning excellence and how it has led to a ground-breaking 95% success rate of internal moves effectively addressing the industry’s current talent shortage

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How ICON has transformed its people processes and successfully completed a $12bn, industry-leading acquisition of PRA Health Sciences to drastically accelerate commercial success in 2022 & beyond

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How Gilead Sciences is tackling business-critical skills shortages in this new hybrid working world.


CSL Behring’s innovative and inclusive Human Capital Sustainability Model has allowed it to retain 94% of key talent within the enterprise and onboard over 6.5K new employees in today’s tight talent market

2022 Partners

2022 World-Class Speaker Faculty of Life Sciences HR Leaders:

Zaheer Ahmad

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Consumer Healthcare


Wendy Pickford

Director - Global Leadership, Enterprise Development, Education & Learning


Michele White

HR Director


Helen Stephenson-Ellis

Chief People Officer

Oxford BioMedica

Chris Howarth

SVP, Global Head People & Organisation


Joe Cronin

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Seren Bayramoglu

Vice President – People Excellence & Talent Reward

Mölnlycke Health Care

Anne Benedict

Chief People Officer

COMPASS Pathways