Dr. Monisha Banerjee is a senior member of the Global Biotech & Pharmaceuticals Practice, where she has a strong functional focus on R&D and innovation. She also co-leads the Healthcare Services Practice in Europe, with an emphasis on private equity backed healthcare services players across Europe. Monisha advises boards, CEOs and senior executives on strategic recruitment, succession planning, executive assessment and talent benchmarking, working with clients and teams around the world. She is passionate about serving clients undergoing growth and change with innovation, and her clients span the full spectrum of the life sciences industry, including life sciences venture capital and private equity firms, emerging growth biotech companies and global mid/large-cap pharmaceutical companies. Monisha is also a member of the Digital Transformation and Private Equity Practices. She is based in London.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Monisha worked for Medicus International, a pharmaceutical communications company. During her tenure, she worked across several client service teams, focusing on a number of key accounts, including Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb, on strategic brand planning, publications and key opinion leader development.
Education & Affiliations
Monisha received her BSc in applied biology from Imperial College London, during which she spent a year at the Neuroscience Research Centre at Eli Lilly & Co. She subsequently completed a GlaxoSmithKline/BBSRC-funded PhD in molecular neurobiology from the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King's College London. Monisha is also an Associate of the Royal College of Science.
Healthcare, Healthcare Services, Pharmaceuticals