Morten Nielsen is the Global Managing Director for the Life Sciences practice at Witt/Kieffer. He has over 10 years of experience in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities. He has recruited board directors, CEOs, and other C-level executives across most functional areas inclusive of R&D, medical, clinical, commercial, operations, quality and regulatory affairs for organizations in healthcare, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceuticals and biotech.
Prior to entering the executive search industry, Morten spent over 20 years working within the healthcare and life sciences industries. Approximately half of his industry career was spent in Europe. He began his career with Pharmacia Diagnostics (now GE), where he held Account Representative and Product Specialist roles. He also held roles in Marketing with Baxter, general management roles with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi), and Wyeth (now Pifzer) prior to moving into medical devices with Boston Scientific. His last role in the industry before moving into executive search was as Corporate Vice President and Group President, Life Sciences with STERIS Corporation.
Morten holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Biochemistry from Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen respectively.
Business Administration (bachelor's degree equivalent), Copenhagen School of Commerce, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Biochemistry (bachelor's degree equivalent), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Global Managing Director, Life Sciences