Korn Ferry
Edith Udemezue

Edith Udemezue

EMEA Sector Leader Pharma & Biotech R&D


Edith joined Korn/Ferry Futurestep in August 2012 to lead the UK Life Sciences Practice and is the EMEA Sector Leader for Pharma & Biotech R&D.

Edith provides tailored talent solutions across the life sciences value chain. From early-stage biotech companies to multinational pharmaceutical, medical technology and consumer health organizations, she partners with businesses across Europe strategically delivering key talent into pivotal leadership roles.

She works with clients to navigate today’s talent landscape and has a track record that includes the placement of Chief Scientific Officers, Therapy area Heads, Heads of Medical Affairs, Business Development VPs and niche scientific positions.
Ms. Udemezue’s experience spans therapeutic areas such as oncology/immuno oncology, cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, neurosciences and respiratory, as well as successfully supporting companies with exciting gene therapy and rare diseases programs.

She started her career with Avecia Biotechnology, synthesizing peptides and generating antibodies for discovery research activities.

Her industry background has been followed by nearly 20 years of life sciences talent attraction and consulting experience.

Ms. Udemezue’s areas of expertise include Discovery Research, Preclinical, Clinical Development, all Medical and Regulatory functions, and Commercial.

She has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Nigeria.