Annual Report 2010

Adecco Wavre-Rixensart, Belgium
Expert sourcing of scientific professionals

XPE Pharma & Science is a leading HR service provider in Belgium offering top-end services in selected professional fields. Together with XPE Engineering & ICT and XPE Finance & Accounting it is part of a specialised group.

GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals is a leading developer of vaccines, handling multiple projects in parallel. GSK Biologicals urgently needed a clinical development manager for a pneumococcal vaccine development project. It asked XPE Pharma & Science to help select and recruit an experienced physician with a strong clinical research background – no easy task in Belgium. Managing Director Johan Lauwers took the call. He cast his net wide and discovered Dr. Ana Strezova in Macedonia, who was willing to move to Belgium. She had excellent qualifications and GSK Biologicals hired her for this strategic external contract position, initially for six months, but potentially for many years. The project showcased the ability of XPE Pharma & Science to respond quickly and find highly qualified recruits worldwide, with sought-after scientific skills, through its international networks.