Dr. Laurent Pachco is the London head of the Life Sciences practice at BearingPoint, a global management consultancy. As a physician, Laurent has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences. He was trained and practiced in Paris University Hospitals before moving to strategy consulting. For 13 years he has led a wide range of projects on commercial strategy for biopharma, developing an expertise in HTA, pharmacoeconomics, market access and pricing strategies. Prior to joining BearingPoint Laurent was Vice-President of GfK Market Access Europe, based in London; he also held consulting positions with Navigant in London and PwC in Paris.
His projects have covered all major European markets as well as the US, Canada, Japan and emerging markets. Laurent currently lectures at King’s College London on HTA and pharmacoeconomics. Laurent has carried out research on the internationalisation of HTA and the impact of HTA networks (EUnetHTA, RedETSA and HTAsiaLink) on new product access strategies. He also researched early consultations offered by HTA agencies to biopharma companies and their role and dynamics as risk minimisation strategies for the industry.
Laurent received his MD from UPMC-Paris (specialised in Public Health) and his PhD in Economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine. He also holds an MSc in pharmacology (Paris Diderot University), an MSc in Health Systems Administration from R.I.T., New York, USA and an MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris. He is an affiliate member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK and registered physician with the French Medical Council.
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