Global Talent Trends in Pharma and Biotech Technical Operations

  • The great reckoning – single-asset company valuation recalibrations reverse top talent trend and lead to unprecedented layoffs in the industry
  • The generational gap continues to progress – leading only becomes more challenging
  • Leaders in the healthcare industry indicate the greatest drop in leadership confidence across industries

Dr. Pascal Bécotte
Managing Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

Pascal leads operations for Russell Reynolds Associates in New York and Canada. He works closely with top healthcare clients around the globe, advising them on their talent strategy, including leadership assessment, succession planning, and the recruitment of directors, CEOs, and other senior executives. Within the healthcare industry, Pascal specializes in biotech and pharma technical operations, including process development, manufacturing, quality, engineering, and supply chain leadership. Pascal received his Bachelor of Engineering Physics degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and trained as an aerospace engineer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also earned master’s and doctorate degrees in business administration from Athabasca University in Canada, where he focused his research and dissertation on CEO succession. Pascal speaks fluent French and English.

Shannon Knott
Executive Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

Shannon Knott is a member of Russell Reynold’s Leadership and Succession Practice, and is based in Durham, NC. She specializes in executive transition and development, partnering with clients to build more effective and aligned leadership teams. Shannon leverages more than two decades of experience in executive education program development and strategy to provide market-leading insights. Shannon has a passion for leadership development and individual growth, and supports clients in creating future-focused, comprehensive succession processes. Shannon joined Russell Reynolds Associates after 15 years at Duke Corporate Education, where she designed and delivered global executive education programs for Fortune 200 companies. Shannon’s research and teaching centered around communication, influence and complex stakeholder management. Shannon worked in more than a dozen countries and led business development for North America. Shannon holds a BS in Business Administration and Management and a Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Columbia Teachers College, with a focus in Change Leadership.

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