Kirstie Bean, Human Resources Lead, Africa, Thermo Fisher Scientific

20 years of experience predominantly in the pharmaceutical sector. Kirstie had worked for GlaxoSmithKline for 12 years in both the UK and South Africa in commercial roles (Account Management, Training, Sales Capability, Sales Performance Coach) before moving into the HR function. Prior to this role as HR Director at GSK , Kirstie was the Commercial HR Manager responsible for both business partnering and learning and organisational development. As HR director at GSK, Kirstie was responsible for approximately 800 employees within South and Southern Africa. Kirstie served on the board for both GSK Consumer Healthcare and the pharmaceutical entity. In last year at GSK Kirstie acted as the Global Talent Programme Manager for Consumer Healthcare. Kirstie started with Thermo Fisher Scientific in April 2016 where she currently the Country Head of HR for Africa, covering 6 different divisions and 5 separate legal entities. Kirstie hold a Bachelor of Social Science and Humanities degree from the University of Cape Town with majors in Industrial Sociology and International Politics.