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Life Sciences: Meet the team

We would welcome the opportunity to come and talk with you about your need for assistance from any of our service lines and to discuss how we can work together with you.

Simon Hammett, Partner, EMEA Life Sciences Lead, UK Industry Lead, Pharmaceuticals Lead, Consulting
Simon Hammett

Simon is a Partner in the Consulting practice at Deloitte. He is a senior partner within our UK Strategy practice and also leads the EMEA Growth and Innovation team. Simon focuses on Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing and has worked extensively with leading global pharmaceutical and medical companies including: GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, British Oxygen Company and Roche.

Contact: Simon Hammett, +44 (0)20 730 36402


Robert Reppas, Partner, Life Sciences
Robert Reppas

Robert joined Deloitte in 2008. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a managing director with another global consulting firm where he lead the Consumer and Industrial industry team in Switzerland and later acted as Global Account Executive leading the worldwide activities for two Life Science clients based in Switzerland. Robert is a cross-cultural, multidisciplinary business leader with 25 years of strategic, operations and management experiences.

Contact: Robert Reppas, +41 (0)58 279 90 77


James D. Horiguchi, Partner Audit
James D. Horiguchi

James is the lead audit Partner for the Swiss Firm’s life Science group and started his career with Deloitte & Touche in the USA, after working a number of years in private industry and joining the Swiss practice in 1993. During his close to 30 years of professional experience, he has gained a thorough knowledge in reporting under U.S. financial reporting requirements (e.g. SEC, US GAAP, SOX, etc.), IFRS and Swiss Law. He has worked with international and multinational companies in a variety of industries and is currently the national leader of the Swiss Firm’s U.S. Financial Reporting Group.

Contact: James D. Horiguchi, +41 (0)58 279 62 43


Howard Da Silva, Partner Corporate Finance
Howard Da Silva

Howard is our Corporate Finance leader in Switzerland and has significant international deal experience from over 15 years as an M&A advisor. Howard has worked in Milan, London, Melbourne before coming to Zurich in 2004. Howard was involved in various cross border life science deals including recent due diligence engagements for Zeria (Japan), GSK, Biogen, Crucell and Solvay.

Contact: Howard Da Silva, +41 (0)58 279 62 05


Philipp Lanz
, Partner ERS
Philipp Lanz

During Philipp’s extensive career, he has endeavoured to become an expert in advising clients how to implement and assess their internal audit function and to solve issues around corporate governance, risk and compliance management. Philipp is also developing responses to the internal control reporting requirements (SOX and Swiss Code of Obligations) and is mainly focusing on Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing clients.

Contact: Philipp Lanz, +41 (0)58 279 64 69


Jason Rushton
, Biotechnology Sector Leader
Jason Rushton

Jason is the Biotechnology Sector Leader at Deloitte in Switzerland. He has 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector spanning R&D, management consulting and venture capital.

Jason works with clients advising on transactions involving smaller businesses, larger corporations and the investment sector. Additional activities include supporting clients with licensing, business development and capital raising.

Contact: Jason Rushton, +41 (0)58 279 82 37

 

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