Dr. Monisha Banerjee is based in London and focuses on senior level assignments for a variety of clients in the healthcare sector, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostic and healthcare services organisations. She is also a key member of the global Digital Transformation Practice.
Recent Client Experience
Monisha has conducted a number of international assignments including Chief Executive, non-executive, general management, R&D, Medical Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs appointments, amongst other functional leadership roles. Recent assignments within the healthcare sector include helping the board of a publicly-quoted life-sciences company to appoint a new CEO for their global Genomics business and another to help a fast-growing US-based biotech company to find a leader for their European organization. Additionally, she has been involved in opportunities within the Digital arena, having completed an assignment to find a CEO for the healthcare arm of an innovative business with novel wireless technology for remote patient monitoring. Outside of healthcare, Monisha has also recently conducted senior assignments in R&D, Quality, and Scientific/External Affairs for a leading global consumer company.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Monisha worked for Medicus International, a pharmaceutical communications company (part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group) that provides marketing solutions to global pharmaceutical clients. At Medicus, she worked across several client-service teams focusing on a number of key accounts including Sanofi-Aventis (Acomplia®) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Orencia®) on strategic brand planning, publications, and key opinion leader development.
Monisha received her B.Sc. in applied biology from Imperial College London, during which she spent a year working as a research scientist at the Neuroscience Research Centre at Eli Lilly & Co. She subsequently completed a GlaxoSmithKline/BBSRC-funded Ph.D. in molecular neurobiology from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London. She is also an Associate of the Royal College of Science.
Healthcare, Biotechnology, Healthcare Services, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals