Life Sciences, Healthcare & Biotech
Vaché Petrossian is an experienced Life Sciences executive recruiter in China with over 11 years industry experience. In his current role as the Managing Director for FP Life Sciences, he is leading a dedicated team of consultants focusing on all sectors of Life Sciences including but not limited to Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Care, Biotech and Clinical Research Organizations.
Up to the year 2012, Vaché was the Director of Foster Partners RSA a joint venture between Foster Partners or FP, a China based executive search firm and RSA, a UK based global Life Science recruiting firm. Vaché came into the role in 2009 and successfully grew to business from nearly scratch to a fully profitable operation in less than 2 years. He also led and developed a strong team of consultants and researchers.
Prior to joining FP-RSA in 2009, Vaché worked at MRI China Group based in Shanghai where he is credited with launching and establishing the Life Science practice from scratch. During his time with MRI, Vaché was promoted from Senior Business Consultant to Consulting Manager, and in 2008, became the Practice Leader for MRI China’s Medical Devices & Biotech sectors. During his career at MRI, he hired and developed a dedicated team of 4 consultants and was responsible for completing more than 50 successful assignments in China / Asia.
Before joining MRI China Group in 2005, Vaché worked for a division of Johnson & Johnson (Codman & Shurtleff) in San Francisco, California, where he was responsible for the sales of surgical instruments in Northern California. His 2 ½ years sales experience within the hospital environment and his clinical exposure in the OR (Operating Room), enabled him to gain a wealth of knowledge and understanding in the medical and surgical fields.
Vaché began his sales career in 1998 with a division of Ricoh (Lanier Worldwide), selling Document Management Solutions. During his 4 ½ years there, he was promoted from Sales Representative to Account Executive, and later to District Color Sales Manager. His experience with Ricoh helped him develop not only management skills, but also business to business selling abilities.
Living in foreign countries is not a new concept for Vaché. Born in Iran to an ethnic Armenian family, he and his family have lived in Italy, France and in 1987 immigrated to the United States. Now a US national, Vaché has expatriated to Shanghai, China with his wife and son.
Vaché holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a Minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. He is fluent in English, Armenian, and Persian. He is also proficient in Mandarin Chinese and French, as well as speaks basic Japanese and Spanish.