Welcome to the LEAP HR: Life Sciences East 2022

Over the past two years, HR leaders have learned  how to transform HR operating models, completely redefine certain HR processes, as well as start new and disruptive people practices

Now, in 2022, employees are looking for genuinely differentiated, leading experiences at life sciences organizations that meet needs they didn’t even know they had as well delivering on a stronger emotional connection to the biotech, pharma and medical devices mission and community.  

Join us over the three days of this conference to learnwhat brand new HR thinking is required and exactly who is executing it in order to move far beyond pre-pandemic people practices and meet the brand-new, unmet needs of your in-demand biopharma workforce. 

Why Attend this Year? 

“I have always found LEAP HR conferences to be very valuable and well worth my time. I am looking forward to this year's event which will reveal the crucial 'LEAPs' HR change-agents are taking to redefine post pandemic best practices and turbocharge the employee experience to meet the holistic and previously unmet needs of our in-demand life science workforce


Martin Rexroad, Chief Culture and Community Officer, PTC Therapeutics


Among the World-Class Speaker Faculty of Life Sciences HR Leaders:

Danny Rose

Head of US Human Resources


Jon Murray

Vice President Employee Experience

Novo Nordisk

Kelly Magnuson

Vice President and Head of Global HR Strategy & Business Excellence


Ramcess Jean-Louis

Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer


Brian Hughes

VP Talent Planning & Development

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Karen Lewis

Chief People Officer

Apellis Pharmaceuticals

Neelima Rao

Vice President, Human Resources, Global R&D & NA Hub Lead


Sneha Patel

Vice President - Total Rewards

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Among the highlights:

relay therapeutics

How Relay Therapeutics have examined the cross section between people strategy and employee experience to entice people back to work and attract top talent to drive Innovation


How Alexion is redefining the benchmarks to encompass remote working employee needs and building a culture of care from the top down Apellis’s unconventional performance management and rewards strategies is enabling employees to discover the meaningful nature of stretch goals that are set for them thus driving engagement


How Clario have redefined their brand in tandem with launching new company culture and values to transform all dimensions of people experience Novartis’s industry leading “Choice with Responsibility” strategy is helping attract and retain top talent by enabling associates to balance personal wellbeing with business impact


How Sobi is redefining traditional career progression to provide a path for people’s passions and to ensure people bring their best selves to work How Takeda has successfully implemented a people-centric HR model to drive commercial success globally


How Alnylam Pharmaceuticals’ have launched an unconventional female leadership development program to help ‘break the bias’

Since its inception in 2007, thousands of diabetes healthcare specialists have received customized training from the Institute, which will continue transforming diabetes care and delivering on its mission to address the worldwide epidemic of diabetes through world-class experiential learning as the LifeScan Diabetes Institute.

How Lifescan is redefining medical benefits to become self-insured and assuring employee wellbeing while delivering on business-critical new products and commercial result


BVI is revealing its insights into the benefits of building an entrepreneurial culture to drive commercial success as featured in Forbes and Business Insider


How AstraZeneza is leading HR change makers are transforming their DE&I impact organically in an organization which is over 50% gendered

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo BioWorks’ unique new onboarding process has led to never-before seen levels of employee engagement to attract top biopharma candidates fielding multiple offers


Intercept Pharmaceuticals is implementing the best practices to ensure DE&I remains integral to corporate culture and creates lasting cultural change


How Synlogic is evolving the way it manages performance in a hybrid working world to drive high performance

PTC Therapeutics logo. (PRNewsFoto/PTC Therapeutics, Inc.)

How PTC Therapeutics is revealing how to organize, communicate, and measure the effectiveness of connections, flexibility, development, wellbeing, and purpose

Novo Nordisk

How Novo Nordiskis tackling talent attrition and taking agile new approaches to workforce planning to drive commercial success in multiple new therapeutic areas globally


How Pfizer are unapologetically driving bold DE&I agendas and cultivating leading biopharma workplaces that truly deliver on equity value


“LEAP HR: Life Sciences is the premier destination to learn, network and expand one’s access to innovative ideas and insights about
the latest trends in HR across the life sciences sector. I have consistently been impressed by the caliber of presenters and participants and always leave having learned practical lessons that I can apply in my organization”

Mazher Ahmad, Former Chief Talent Officer, Regeneron

“Covid-19 will not go away, so it is more crucial than ever that we come together as HR professionals, to redesign the future of HR, reshape our organizations, and adapt our people to the ‘New Normal’”

Martin Lexa, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Mölnlycke Health Care

“The idea of plugging into a community of future-ready biopharma people leaders like that at LEAP HR: Life Sciences will leave us energized, inspired and ready for action as we prepare for the challenges ahead.”

Rona Anhalt, Chief People Officer, EQRx

“Attending LEAP HR: Life Sciences gives you access to powerful ideas delivered in compelling ways by a diverse and interesting group of senior biopharma HR leaders.”

Susie Robinson, Chief People Officer, Signant Health

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