Sean Shrimpton

Key Consultants

Sean has over 25 years experience in leadership development, capability assessment and build, as well as strategy formulation and execution of programmes in the healthcare sector. He has a proven track record in defining and driving business strategy, commercial excellence, building brands and successful plan execution.

Sector and Service Expertise

Sean’s international experience spans six continents over 29 years. Sean has held commercial roles of increasing seniority at a country, region and global level in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Strengths and Career Achievements

Before joining Skarbek, he was Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets, for Abbott Laboratories Established Pharmaceuticals Division. In this role Sean was primarily responsible for driving the business. A notable achievement in this role was leading a cross functional, cross geographic team to define and drive a 5 year strategy to optimise Abbott’s performance and footprint in emerging markets.

Sean has been recognised for his strong commercial acumen and analytical skills to identify key opportunities and issues for the organisation to address. He has led organisational change both in Europe as a General Manager of the Balkans with Takeda, and in Asia as Vice President Asia Pacific with Abbott. He has held numerous positions with several Global Pharmaceutical companies in both strategic and delivery based roles with a focus on operational execution excellence, cross functional working, organisation capability building and leadership development.

Before his business career Sean was in Postgraduate research in applied pharmacology at the National Heart and Lung Institute. He holds Bachelor of Science degree from King’s College London as well as a postgraduate diploma in marketing.

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This is a £600m global business…our number one priority programme…35 factories…£100m business impact…a machine where the wheels must be changed whilst it’s running…in need of a full overhaul…Skarbek has brought simplicity, structure, and clarity.
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