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Thomas Schleimer is part of our Senior Leadership Team and Managing Partner for UK and Europe. He is based between the firm’s London, Frankfurt and Basel offices, Thomas works closely with local leadership teams to drive business efforts within EMEA, specifically the DACH region.
An experienced international executive, Thomas brings over 30 years of life sciences sector experience to The RSA Group. With a focus on the medtech and biopharma sectors, Thomas has a strong track record in the placement of C-suite leadership and board directors.
Prior to joining executive search, Thomas held a series of senior leadership positions in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech industries with responsibilities at Director, VP and Managing Director level. Notable roles include Business Unit Director for Nordics at Cephalon (Teva) in Copenhagen, and Regional Managing Director for Smiths Medical, responsible for business in the UK, Ireland, Nordics, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In 2013 he led a successful MBO of an executive search consultancy which was sold in 2016.
Thomas holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration and Languages from the University of Lund, Sweden and has completed the Advanced Management & Executive Education Programmes at the Stockholm School of Economics (AMP). A Swedish national, he is fluent in English, German and Scandinavian Languages and has lived in the UK since 2003.
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