John Hawkins is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry veteran and an expert in assessing the industry’s top executive and boardroom talent. For nearly four decades, John has encountered and studied many of the world’s best and brightest leaders in the life sciences arena. John’s personal exposure to Henri Termeer began through his involvement as a healthcare investment banker in the IPO heydays of the mid-1980s. Later, while serving as the CFO of a publicly-held, pioneering mammalian cell culture firm and as a senior partner assessing and appointing over 200 pharma/biotech Board Directors and CEOs, John accrued a unique contextual perspective on Termeer’s life and legacy.
Father of three grown children, Hawkins has climbed four of the world’s Seven Summits. He is a Vice Chairman and a Board Director of Odgers Berndtson, LLC, New York. John and his wife, Anne, live in Charlottesville, VA.