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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. 
 
Members of the faculty will participate in two rounds of submission review and voting to generate this year's finalists and to select the winners.
 
Between 1 February - 31 July - Judges select their categories for review and submit their own entries
Between 19 August – 5 September - Judges review and score the awards entries and submissions in their chosen categories
Between 6 September – 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
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Stephanie Van Heyste

Head, Equity and Bond Syndicate
KBC Securities
Nicholas Moore-1

Nicholas Moore

Managing Director, Healthcare
Stifel
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Gabriel P. Cavazos

Managing Director, Investment Banking
SVB Leerink
Jan De Kerpel

Jan de Kerpel

Managing Director, Life Sciences & Healthcare
Kempen & Co.
Sandrine Cailleteau

Sandrine Cailleteau

Managing Director, Healthcare
Bryan, Garnier & 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
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
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
Ena Prosser

Ena Prosser

Partner
Fountain Healthcare Partners
Hakan Goker

Hakan Goker

Senior Investment Director
M 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
Deborah Harland

Deborah Harland

Partner
SR One
Felice Verduyn

Felice Verduyn-van Weegan

Investment Manager
LSP
Claudio Rumazza

Claudio Rumazza

Partner
Innogest SGR
CHRISTOPH RUEDIG

Christoph Ruedig

Partner
Albion Capital
Rob de Ree

Rob de Ree

Operating Partner
BioGeneration Ventures
Ashu Tandon

Ashu Tandon

Chief Commercial Officer
Syngene International
Vanela Bushi-1

Vanela Bushi

Director, Strategy and Transactions
Syneos Health Consulting
Dave Madge

Dave Madge

VP, Research Services Division
WuXi AppTec
Patricia Hurley

Patricia Hurley

Senior Director
PPD Consulting
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Jennifer Bethlehem

Partner, Corporate and M&A
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
James Shaw

James Shaw

Partner
Withers tech
Philip Broke

Philip Broke

Partner
White & Case
Robbie McLaren

Robbie McLaren

Partner
Latham & Watkins
Gary Green

Gary Green

Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Marco

Marco de Morpurgo

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

James Gubbins

Partner
Covington & Burling LLP
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
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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
Kate Hawker

Kate Hawker

Managing Director, Health Brands
Edelman
Greg Bell

Greg Bell

CEO
Morgan Prestwich
Jill Ogden

Jill Ogden

Principal
Medius Associates
 
 
 
 

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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 help deliberate and populate the 2019 shortlist
  4. - Participate in a final voting round on all suitable categories once the category shortlists have been announced
  5. - Be available to attend the official Awards ceremony on the 19th November and be prepared to create a social buzz around the night
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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