Andy Smith


With over 15 years’ search experience dedicated to the Life Sciences sector, I bring an Asia-Pacific knowledge and focus to the RSA team. My experience includes the placement of executives from senior technical specialist to ‘C’ level across the sector, including biotechnology, specialty pharma, big pharma, medical devices, diagnostics, generics, biosimilars, academic institutions, consumer healthcare, consultancy and other related service providers. My functional expertise covers most management disciplines, including general management, clinical research, business development, human resources, research & development, medical, marketing & sales, manufacturing, IT and, finance.

Beginning my search career in London I have since spent significant periods of time based in EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America.  Most recently, I served as a Director in a boutique Life Sciences firm in Asia Pacific. Before this, I was in-house Global Search Consultant at AbbVie, a major global biopharmaceutical company.  Here, I developed and executed search strategies for senior regional and global executive positions.

Having spent over 10 years living and working across regions, I have a unique understanding of the careful management needed in projects involving cross-border moves of executives.