August 11, 2014 – Global executive search firm Bench International has appointed Dr. Sally Barennes vice president, executive recruitment. Dr. Barennes will be responsible for business development, client relationships and search execution in Europe, and work as an active member of the firm’s executive team and in close collaboration with Janet Foulkes in the firm’s London office. She joins Bench International to head the Swiss Office, building upon two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical sector where she has made significant contributions to R&D strategy, clinical success and business growth. During her career, Dr. Barennes has held positions of increasing importance at leading pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Novartis and Roche. “The addition of Sally is consistent with Bench International’s strategy of building one global team composed of both career recruiters and life science industry leaders who understand first-hand the challenges that pharmaceutical and biotech companies must overcome as they work to add the right talent at the right time,” said Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, chairman and chief executive officer. “This strategy affords us a three-dimensional approach to understanding the scientific, business and human resource components of every client situation.” Bench International specializes exclusively in providing senior talent to the global life sciences sector.