Morten Nielsen

Senior Partner & Global Managing Partner, Life Sciences - Cleveland

A senior partner and the Global Managing Partner for the Life Sciences Practice at WittKieffer, Morten Nielsen has more than three decades of direct, relevant industry experience Most recently he has spent over 10 years in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities.

He has recruited board directors, CEOs, and other C-level executives across most functional areas inclusive of R&D, medical, clinical, commercial, operations, quality and regulatory affairs for organizations in healthcare, medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceuticals and biotech. Prior to entering the executive search industry, Morten spent over 20 years working within the healthcare and life sciences industries. Approximately half of his industry career was spent in Europe.

He began his career with Pharmacia Diagnostics (now GE), where he held Account Representative and Product Specialist roles. He also held roles in marketing with Baxter, general management roles with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi), and Wyeth (now Pfizer) prior to moving into medical devices with Boston Scientific.

His last role in the industry before moving into executive search was as Corporate Vice President and Group President, Life Sciences with STERIS Corporation. Morten currently serves as vice chair of the global board of directors of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).