Pharmalead Nova

Pharmalead Nova

This programme is designed for high-level business executives from pharmaceutical companies in the Baltics and CIS region.


If you have been working in a key position and have a high level of personal motivation to

  • improve your business, commercial and financial skills to maximise returns on investment
  • develop your leadership skills to create highly motivated work environments
  • employ winning strategies and strategic thinking in the pharma industry
  • experience the benefits of networking – gaining new contacts, expanding your knowledge and being in a position to help others – and

if you are open to new ideas and looking for ways to excel and make your organization competitive and a better place to work, this programme is ideal for you.


September 25, 2017 – May 18, 2018

Module 1

Persuading Anyone Anywhere

Sep 25-26, 2017


Module 2


Oct 30-31, 2017


Module 3

Part I: Health Economics

Part II: Global Economies; Lifestyle Changes and Health-Related Challenges for Pharma Companies

Dec 4-5, 2017


Module 4

Finance and Accounting

Mar 19-20, 2018


Module 5

Executive Trip to Italy: From Good to Excellent Practices Strategy

Apr 18-20, 2018



Module 6

Strategic Marketing

May 17-18, 2018



  • 6 programme modules, 2 days each

  • From Good to Excellent Practices: Executive Trip to Italy;
    factory visits and new insights into the industry

Programme Brochure with detailed information on the content is availbale below.


Liam Ulvhag - Leadership

Liam Ulvhag is a strategic consultant who has specialized in assisting businesses in the practical development and implementation of their business and HR strategies. He is a consultant that enjoys challenging his clients and has an impressive track record of facilitating change and organisational improvement. Liam founded Consultatum in December 2007 after working as the Managing Director of Hay Group. He previously held positions as Senior Consultant at both Watson Wyatt and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Liam has extensive experience in working with major global clients from a range of business sectors across Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa. His clients include EuroMaint, SVT, CSN, Volvo Car Corporation, Fortum, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca Oy, and AB Volvo.


Dr Peter West - Health Economics

Peter West is a health economist, a consultant with an extensive record in both the private and public sectors, and the founder of Peter West Associates. Dr West has a BA in Economics and a DPhil in Health Economics from the University of York. Since completing his first degree, he has spent more than 40 years working on the economics of health care, in academic teaching and research, management development and consultancy.


Morten Hansen - Global Economics

Moten hansen is the Head of Economics Department at SSE Riga since 2005, with the school since 1997 and has resided in Latvia since 1993, starting as Assistant Professor at EuroFaculty, University of Latvia. He is a member of the Fiscal Discipline Council of the Republic of Latvia, a contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit, Research Associate at the Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies, director of MHansen Consulting and participates in the Latvian economic-political debate via seminars, conferences and his blog at


Dr Roberts Kilis - Life Style Change and Health Related Challenges

Roberts Kilis is a social anthropologist trained at Cambridge, where he received his MPhil and PhD degrees. Since 1994 he has worked as an Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where he teaches Economic Anthropology and Research Methods. In 2003 he acted as a member of the government’s management group to prepare the EU accession referendum in Latvia. His most recent research projects were on the importance of ethnic differences in Latvia’s business community (completed in autumn 2004) and on creative industries’ potential in Latvia (completed in January 2006). The research was financed by the Ministry of Culture and the British Council Latvia.


Richard Pooley - Persuading Anyone Anywhere

Richard Pooley has been communicating internationally since he was 5 years old, when he moved from the UK to Venezuela. He has lived in 9 countries and worked in over 30. He was Managing Director of the UK-based management and language training company Canning until 2012. He now lives in France and continues to do specialist communication, negotiation and cross-cultural skills training around the world. His book on international negotiation skills – Why Doesn’t He Use a Spoon? – was published in September 2014.


Dr Tomislav Rimac - Strategy

Tomislav Rimac is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Management at the LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. Dr Rimac has extensive experience in teaching strategic management, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, sustainability and organizational theory classes to undergraduate, graduate, and executive audiences. Prior to entering academia, he held managerial positions in Canadian financial, IT and consulting sectors.


Dr Katerina Hellstrom - Accounting & Finance

Katerina Hellstrom has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Accounting at the Stockholm School of Economics since 2010. She holds a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics (2009). Katerina primarily teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Her research interests are accounting and disclosure quality, international comparative accounting research and, currently, the impact of non-financial performance measures on companies’ financial performance.


John Branch, PhD - Strategic Marketing

Professor John Branch currently teaches a variety of marketing and international business courses at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (U.S.A.) and is the Academic Director of the School’s part-time MBA programmes. He is also affiliated with the University’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.


Upon completion of the PHARMALEAD NOVA programme, participants will receive a certificate from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Rephine Balticum.


Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Strelnieku 4a, Riga, Latvia
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The Executive Trip will take place in Italy.


Early bird price EUR 6800 + VAT (21%)
Application received by June 1, 2017

Regular price EUR 8000 + VAT (21%)
Application deadline September 10, 2017

The price includes:

  • tuition and lunch for participants during the programme in Riga;
  • accommodation*, meals and travel* for the Executive Trip to Italy.

*Conditions apply. The price does not include travel and accommodation for the study modules in Riga.


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For additional programme information
please contact:

Santa Zeidaka
+ 371 29682525 / + 371 67015824

Sandra Berzina
+371 20043023 / +371 67210500