OAK BROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Witt/Kieffer, a leading executive search firm, today announced the hire of Morten Nielsen as a new Global Managing Director of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice, effective immediately. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Morten brings extensive knowledge in life sciences and more than 10 years of experience in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities with other leading international search firms.
“Morten is a terrific addition to the Witt/Kieffer team,” said Charles W.B. Wardell III, President and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “He has the experience, background and reputation of a principal thought leader in the industry as well as a proven track record of exceptional client service. Our Life Sciences Practice is a core industry focus, and Morten will be able to deliver truly transformational leaders to the world’s leading life sciences companies.”
Through his expertise and experience working in international markets as an executive in the global life sciences industry prior to joining the leadership search industry, Morten has recruited board directors, CEOs, and other high-level executives for organizations in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries.
Morten’s more than 20-year career has led to working within leading pharmaceutical, medical products and medical device companies. He began his career with Pharmacia (now Pfizer), where he held Account Representative and Product Specialist roles. He also held the roles of Market Research Associate for Baxter International, Sales & Marketing Manager, Pharmaceuticals (Denmark) for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi), and Commercial Director, Europe and South Africa, for Wyeth (now Pfizer). He also held Vice President roles with Boston Scientific Corporation and was Corporate Vice President/Group President, Life Sciences with STERIS Corporation in Mentor, Ohio.
Morten holds the Danish equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Copenhagen School of Commerce, and also a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen.
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