L.E.K appoints 3 senior staff globally to bolster health and life science offerings

24 August 2017 Consultancy.uk 4 min. read
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Global management consultancy L.E.K Consulting has appointed new senior staff in both its Singapore office and its Healthcare Services Executive Network, as the firm bids to strengthen its life sciences and health industry. Former PwC Senior Consultant Fabio La Mola returns to L.E.K having left in 2013, to work as a Partner in Singapore, while Leeba Lessing and Jenni Vargas have both been added to L.E.K’s Healthcare Services outfit.

L.E.K. Consulting has appointed Fabio La Mola as a Partner in the Singapore office, to strengthen the firm’s global life sciences, strategy and strategy activation practices in the Southeast Asian region. La Mola, who previously worked in L.E.K.’s London and Shanghai offices, returns to the firm after three years with technology and data giant QuintilesIMS in Singapore, where he led the regional consulting team. Earlier in his career, La Mola worked for Big Four firm PwC as a Senior Consultant between 1998 and 2002, having first gained a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Business Administration Degree from Bocconi University in Milan.

Having acquired an array of expertise in advising organisations across life sciences and healthcare on strategy development, go-to-market planning, among other fields, Zafar Momin, senior partner and head of L.E.K’s Southeast Asian operations believes La Mola is exactly the right fit for the firm’s new Partnership. Momin said, “Fabio’s recent experience, along with his previous knowledge of L.E.K.’s approach, strengthens our client growth offerings in life sciences and healthcare in Southeast Asia. As a leading advisor on both business strategy and implementation, L.E.K. believes in investing in the top talent across all sectors to deliver insights and impact to help grow for our clients’ businesses.”

Fabio Mola, Leeba Lessing and Jenni Vargas - LEK

L.E.K had also recently expanded its Healthcare Services Executive Network, with the addition of Leeba Lessin, a former medical management and care delivery system executive, and Jenni Vargas, a former healthcare system executive. With health costs steadily increasing globally, consulting firms able to tap into the market for advisory services in healthcare and life sciences stand to benefit from an increasingly lucrative market. The L.E.K. Healthcare Services Executive Network is a partnership between global management consulting firm L.E.K. and experienced healthcare executives and industry leaders, aimed at enhancing the performance of leading organisations in the sector.

Leeba Lessin is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of CareMore Health System, a health plan and care delivery system for Medicare and Medicaid patients, creating a highly-regarded medical management and care model for the care of chronic patients during her tenure. She is also the former President of the Southern and Northern California operations of PacifiCare, a health insurance company that is now part of UnitedHealth Group, and holds a BA from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Jenni Vargas is the former Chief Strategy Officer at Stanford Health Care meanwhile, a health system associated with Stanford University, developing and launching both Stanford Health Care Alliance, an Accountable Care Organization for self-insured employers, and Stanford Health Care Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan in California during her time in the role. Vargas holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA.

“Our clients must navigate a challenging and ever-evolving business and regulatory environment. Lessin and Vargas’ first-hand knowledge of the industry and C-suite perspective further enhance our Healthcare Services Executive Network and the services we provide our clients,” said Joan Kim, Managing Director and Head of L.E.K.’s Healthcare Services practice for the Americas.