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New research published by Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a leading provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has found that Country Managers and European Heads in the UK pharmaceutical sector are far more internationally diverse than their French and German counterparts.

In stark contrast to France, where only 7% of these executives have international backgrounds, almost three-quarters (70%) of UK executives come from outside Britain. In Germany, a third (33%) of senior roles are held by non-German nationals. Additionally, all British pharma executives surveyed have moved at least once to a foreign country for work, a quarter have lived in two foreign countries and almost a third (31%) in three or more.

“In a highly connected, technology-driven operating environment, pharma executives in the UK are increasingly mobile and rely on international experience to secure top positions in the field,” says Niren...

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