Kestria appoints new Healthcare & Life Science Americas Practice Leader

Healthcare and life sciences are among the largest industries in the world and have increased in status since 2019. Aside from the pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced significant growth and change over recent years. At Kestria, executive search consultants bring deep industry experience and insights to help your organization navigate toward its most critical growth objectives – be they clinical, commercial, regulatory or operational in scope.


Céline leads Pender & Howe’s development in the Life Sciences industry, specifically with a focus on cutting-edge pharmaceutical and clinical research, digital and medical health, pharmacology, and artificial intelligence (AI) companies. With a hybrid profile combining senior consulting in the Life Sciences industry and a true passion for talent and career development, Céline aligns her professional values with her vision of leadership and professionalism in the healthcare industry.

‘I am thrilled and honoured to be taking on the Americas Regional Leader role for Lifesciences Practice Group. Working with executive-level life-changing scientific expertise and inspirational leaders globally requires precision, competence and international presence to bring valuable connections and deliver proven insights to stakeholders. Much like the talents we know and understand, we echo their approach by bringing visionary leaders to transformative companies through our tailored, efficient, and consistent search approach, supporting world-class innovators that are driving the future of healthcare. As part of Kestria, we share our niche expertise by understanding challenges within different life science domains and its domestic realities,’ says Celine Chabee, Principal, Kestria Canada & USA.

Manish Mehta, Global Healthcare & Life Science Practice Leader, adds: ‘It is a pleasure to have Céline as our imminent Regional Leader of Healthcare & Lifesciences Practice Group for the Americas. Céline‘s deep knowledge and specialisation in the Practice Group will go a long way for Client development and thought leadership.’

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