TFS HealthScience has announced the appointment of Hanna Sandvall as Vice President of Strategic Resourcing Solutions (SRS), one of the company’s comprehensive solutions, which offers functional services, expert insourcing, and targeted recruitment services to its customers.
Bringing more than 15 years of business development and leadership experience within the life sciences sector, Sandvall will support the development and execution of customizable resourcing and talent management strategies and further strengthen the company’s executive team, which recently welcomed a highly experienced HR and talent leader Patrik Dursand as Chief People Officer. In this role, Sandvall will also coordinate with the TFS Clinical Development Services (CDS) to deliver full-service clinical development programs and services that best serve pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
Sandvall served in senior leadership and business development roles at several international companies. A former senior executive at Randstad, the world’s largest human resources services company, she directed the organization’s life sciences and engineering segment, managing over 350 supervisors and specialists while also contributing to the company’s profitability and growth. She was previously CEO and sales manager of LabRum, where she directed a turnaround that brought the Swedish company back to profitability. Significantly, Sandvall has extensive experience in consulting relationships supporting the life sciences industry and earned a Master of Science in chemical engineering at Lund University.
“Hanna brings considerable leadership and client-focused experience needed to extend the growth we are facing within Strategic Resourcing Solutions,” said TFS HealthScience CEO Bassem Saleh, Ph.D. “As the biopharmaceutical sector continues to multiply, the SRS team has helped position the company for continued international expansion by providing the essential resources needed to fuel the industry’s progression. Hanna’s unique and respected perspective to our operations will be of great value, building on the strong foundations we have in place from our 26 years of business.”
The international footprint and scale of the TFS HealthScience operation created a compelling opportunity, Sandvall said. “TFS HealthScience is large enough to have a long-term, positive impact on both pharma and biotech as well as human health,” she said. “Yet the company is nimble enough to remain flexible and offers short paths from decision to positive action.”
Team-based success was an important priority in her previous management roles, Sandvall said, adding that her previous achievements were accomplished with “high employee satisfaction and great collaboration. The key success factors that I hope to bring with me include the ability to create commitment, trust, and transparency among team members,” she added.
TFS HealthScience is a global Contract Research Organization (CRO) that supports biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies throughout their entire clinical development journey. In partnership with customers, we build solution-driven teams working for a healthier future. Bringing together nearly 800 professionals, TFS delivers tailored clinical research services in more than 40 countries and supports customers with comprehensive solutions through two strong business models: Clinical Development Services (CDS), which provides full-service support at all stages of the clinical development process, and Strategic Resourcing Solutions (SRS), which offers expert insourcing, targeted recruitment services, and strategic workforce management solutions.
TFS SRS has become one of the fastest-growing divisions at TFS HealthScience. The division provides customized global resourcing solutions that enable organizations to manage clinical trials with greater efficiency, quality, and flexibility. TFS SRS offers recruitment services for short- and long-term resourcing needs, deploying a global network with contacts in all clinical phases and therapeutic areas. Experienced recruiters identify talent for clinical development functions at all seniority levels through an international network of screened and qualified professionals. Key functions include clinical operations, project management, pharmacovigilance, biometrics, regulatory affairs, study site coordination, medical writing, and quality assurance.