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The judging faculty of the 2019 Lifestars Awards are chosen for their wealth of industry experience and strength of their cross-border knowledge and are selected from a geographically diverse pool of leading investors, pharma, global advisory, law firms, professional and financial services, contract services, PR and IR Firms and key stakeholders. 
 
Between 1 February - 31 July - Judges select their categories for review and submit their own entries
Between 19 August – 27 August - Entries reviewed, judges nominations counted and final shortlists announced
Between 27 August – 1 November - Judges vote on their winners and highly recommended in the full, final shortlists
  
If you would like to enquire about joining the 2019 judging faculty please email lifestars@lsxleaders.com 

 
Gil Bar-Nahum

Gil Bar-Nahum

Managing Director, Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group
Jefferies LLC
Ben Thorpe

Ben Thorpe

Head of Healthcare Banking, EMEA
Goldman Sachs
Stephanie-Van-Heyste-1

Stephanie Van Heyste

Head, Equity and Bond Syndicate
KBC Securities
David Stueber-1

David Stueber

Managing Director, Depositary Receipts
BNY Mellon
Nicholas Moore-1

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director, Healthcare
Stifel
Gabe-Cavazos-1

Gabriel P. Cavazos

Managing Director, Investment Banking
SVB Leerink
Jan De Kerpel

Jan de Kerpel

Managing Director, Life Sciences & Healthcare
Kempen & Co.
Roy Wouter

Roy Wouters

Managing Director, EMEA Healthcare Investment Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Thomas Stockman

Thomas Stockman

Managing Director, Healthcare
RBC Capital Markets
Asaf Homossany

Asaf Homossany

Managing Director EMEA
Nasdaq
Phil L'Huillier

Phil L'Huillier

Head, European Innovation Hub
MSD
Tim Luker

Tim Luker

Sen Director, Emerging Technology & Innovation, Business Development
Eli Lilly & Company
Anna Williamson

Anna Williamson

Director, Oncology Business Development & Head of UK Business Development
Genentech Partnering
Nerida Scott

Nerida Scott

Head, New Ventures & Transactions
Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Thomas Kuhlman

Thomas Kuhlman

Head of Business Development and Strategy, Human Health
Novozymes
Nathalie Ter Wengel

Nathalie ter Wengel

European Lead, Worldwide Business Development
Pfizer
Beat Steffen

Beat Steffen

Principal
Novartis Venture Fund
SAm Taylor

Sam Taylor

Partner, Technology Industry Hub Leader
PwC United Kingdom
Ian Oliver

Ian Oliver

Audit Partner - Life Sciences Sector Specialist
BDO
Graziano Seghezzi-1

Graziano Seghezzi

Managing Partner
Sofinnova Partners
Roel Bulthuis

Roel Bulthuis

Managing Director
INKEF Capital
Fiona de Hemptinne

Fiona de Hemptinne

Venture Partner
UCB Ventures
Giovanni Mariggi-1

Giovanni Mariggi

Partner
Medicxi
Elisa Petris-2

Elisa Petris

Partner
Syncona Ltd.
Daniel OMahony

Daniel O'Mahony

Partner
Seroba Life Sciences
JFMorin

Jean-François Morin

Principal, Life Sciences
bpifrance
Jonathan Tobin

Jonathan Tobin

Investment Director
Arix Bioscience plc
Hakan Goker

Hakan Goker

Senior Investment Director
M Ventures
Johan Kördel

Johan Kördel

Senior Partner
Lundbeckfonden Ventures
Dian Muftic

Diana Muftic

Senior Investment Associate
Novo Holdings
Diana Saraceni -1

Diana Saraceni

Founder and Managing Partner
Panakes Partners
Sander Slootweg

Sander Slootweg

Managing Partner
Forbion
Peter Benson

Peter Benson

Chairman and General Partner
Sunstone Life Science Ventures
Deborah Harland

Deborah Harland

Partner
SR One
Felice Verduyn

Felice Verduyn-van Weegen

Investment Manager
LSP
Claudio Rumazza

Claudio Rumazza

Partner
Innogest SGR
Patrick Sobocki

Patrik Sobocki

Investment Manager
Industrifonden
CHRISTOPH RUEDIG

Christoph Ruedig

Partner
Albion Capital
Rob de Ree

Rob de Ree

Operating Partner
BioGeneration Ventures
Arnd Kaltofen

Arnd Kaltofen-Ehmann

Managing Partner – Healthcare
HealthcareVI Partners
Edoardo Negroni

Edoardo Negroni

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Aurora-TT
Josep Safeliu

Josep Safeliu

Managing Partner
Asabys Partners
Ashu Tandon

Ashu Tandon

Chief Commercial Officer
Syngene International
VanelaBushi

Vanela Bushi

Director, Strategy and Transactions
Syneos Health Consulting
Patricia Hurley

Patricia Hurley

Senior Director
PPD Consulting
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Jennifer Bethlehem

Partner, Corporate and M&A
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Robbie McLaren

Robbie McLaren

Partner
Latham & Watkins
Marco

Marco de Morpurgo

Partner and Global Co-Chair, Life Sciences Sector
DLA Piper
James Gubbins

James Gubbins

Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
Sophie McGrath

Sophie McGrath

Partner
Goodwin Law
Orla O’ Gorman

Orla O'Gorman

Head of Equity Listing, Ireland
Euronext
Sue Charles

Sue Charles

Managing Partner, Life Sciences
Instinctif Partners
Simon Conway-1

Simon Conway

Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting
mary-clark-1

Mary Clark

Managing Director
Optimum Strategic Communications
richard-anderson

Richard Anderson

Managing Partner
SCIAD Communications Ltd.
Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

Partner
Consilium Communications
Lorna Cuddon

Lorna Cuddon

Managing Director
ZYME Communications
Frazer Hall

Frazer Hall

Senior Director
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Greg Bell

Greg Bell

CEO
Morgan Prestwich
Johan Stromqvist

Johan Strömquist

CEO
NDA Group
Jill Ogden

Jill Ogden

Principal
Medius Associates
Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson

Managing Director, Global Capital Markets
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Lisa Urquhart

Lisa Urquhart

Editor
Vantage
Madeleine Armstrong

Madeleine Armstrong

News Editor
Vantage
Catherine Longworth

Catherine Longworth

Senior Reporter, Medtech Insight
Informa Pharma Intelligence
Jennifer Smith-Parker

Jennifer Smith-Parker

Senior Editor
GlobalData
Steve-29908

Steve Carney

Editor - Drug Discovery Today
Elsevier
Lisa Melton-1

Lisa Melton

Senior News Editor
Nature Biotechnology
 
 
 
 

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5 steps in the role of a judge

 
  1. - Help influence and shape the 2019 nomination process by referring clients / peers to appropriate categories during the nomination period
  2. - Participate in the judging faculty nomination process, providing your own votes alongside the external solicited nomination process
  3. - Exclusively review 2019 award submissions and participate in a final voting round on all suitable categories 
  4. - Be available to attend the official Awards ceremony on the 19th November
  5. - Be prepared to create a social buzz around the night and promote the event to your clients
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5 benefits of becoming a judge

 
- Enhance your credibility and be seen as a key stakeholder in the industry by imparting your industry knowledge in core, niche areas
- Provide your expertise in evaluating transactions, deals, programs, projects and management teams and give back to the life science industry
- Gain a prominent place on 2019 official judging faculty promotional materials, maximising exposure and your own PR
- Gain access to the awards judge badge and promotional card for use in your email signatures, LinkedIn and Twitter 
- Join the celebration and benefit from exclusive rates to host an award category / host a VIP table or attend as a single ticket holder