Cheryl Buxton
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Cheryl Buxton

Global Sector Leader, Pharmaceuticals
Princeton

Cheryl Buxton is Korn Ferry’s Global Sector Leader of Pharmaceuticals, based in the firm’s Princeton office. Ms. Buxton conducts senior level assignments, with a special focus on Research driven organizations. She also leads the R&D sector for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer divisions within Korn Ferry.

With international experience in executive search and in managing key life sciences accounts, Ms. Buxton leads the effort to solidify the firm’s go-to-market approach across all industries.

Ms. Buxton has been with Korn Ferry since 1994, working initially in the Firm’s London office and European headquarters before relocating to Princeton in 1997 and becoming Managing Director of the Global Life Sciences Market.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms. Buxton was human resources director for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals (Cilag Ltd), based in the U.K., where her focus was on organizational issues and strategic resourcing and guidance on European directives. She also provided human resources support to three smaller companies in the group for Europe.

Before this, Ms. Buxton was group personnel and training manager for the motor retail group of Inchcape Ltd., responsible for nearly 40 sites in the U.K. and 3,000 employees. Her human resources career started at Bristol Myers Ltd., where she was responsible for its consumer and pharmaceutical business.

Ms. Buxton holds a master’s degree in employment law and industrial relations from Leicester University, a diploma in personnel management and is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. Ms. Buxton is on the Executive Council for Springboard, a non-profit organization encouraging women entrepreneurs in Life Sciences, as well as the Board of SIFE.

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