Swiss Expansion with Two Basel Appointments


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    Global Life Sciences search specialist, Coulter Partners is pleased to announce the appointments of Graham Johnson as Executive Vice President and Helene Johnson as Executive Assistant in their new Basel office. This strategic expansion enhances Coulter Partners’ presence in the key Swiss Life Science market, while also strengthening their international networks further.

    “It is a pleasure to be joining an outstanding global search team with such a diversity of expertise. Individuals who collaborate wherever they are, to provide truly exceptional delivery across international boundaries,” says Graham of his new appointment.

    Graham Johnson

    Graham_Johnson_FaceGraham joins the Swiss based team for Coulter Partners with a focus on senior level international assignments across a broad range of functions in the Pharmaceuticals, Med Tech and Biotech sectors. He draws on an extensive track record of twelve years in Life Sciences executive search with two international firms. In addition to expertise gained in search for some of the top five Pharmaceutical companies, Graham has also recruited for key players in the Chemicals industry.

    A Chemical Engineer by training and a British national with fluent German, Graham also brings a wealth of specialist expertise gained in a previous international career that spanned Asia, the Netherlands and Switzerland, with Rolic Technologies, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Shell International.

    Executive Vice President, Toby Ernberg adds, I am delighted to be joined by Graham and Helene here in Switzerland, where we can bring complementary strengths and synergies to bear in developing our worldwide business together.”

    Toby joined Coulter Partners in 2014 to open their Geneva office and was instrumental in gaining their SECO licence. With an emphasis on business development and international senior roles across Life Sciences, he has a special interest in Med Tech and a strong track record in commercial and sales functions across Europe. Toby has over 19 years’ experience as a management consultant and in leadership roles for multinational corporations, including Reuters, Novartis and a privately-held Med Tech company.

    A Swedish and Swiss national, Toby speaks English, French and Swedish.

    Helene Johnson, Executive Assistant

    Helene_Johnson_FaceHelene joins Coulter Partners to provide business development and administrative support to both Graham in Basel and Toby in Geneva. She has considerable Life Sciences experience, having worked with Graham for twelve years in international Executive Search, is a Swiss national and speaks Dutch, German, English and French. Helene draws on a broad project management background and extensive international event management experience prior to her move into search.