Leaders Forum

Venue Kingswood House Hotel, Kingswood, Naas Road
Date Thursday, September 15th , 2022
Time 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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“Building an agile organisation in a matrix working environment”

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many companies to reconsider where they are investing time and resources resulting in a blurring of the future operating models for pharma companies.  To provide some assistance with navigating this terrain, the PMI have organised a “Leaders Forum” event to provide an space where leaders can hear about and discuss current thinking around organisational structure and come away with tangibles that can be implemented within their organisations.

This  lunch event takes place on September 15th, with guest speaker Prof Patrick Gibbons, Professor of Strategic Management with UCD Smurfit Graduate School who will discuss the strategic issues and challenges facing senior leaders. 

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Topic Background

Against a background of significant instability, ambiguity and change, many pharmaceutical industry leaders are seeking to evolve their (typically matrix) operating models to adopt more agile ways of working and managing change. 

In addition, the way we communicate – both externally and internally has changed completely.  This session will explore some of the challenges leaders face, with a view to considering and discussing the strategic factors in the development and implementation of future looking and effective organisations.


This event is designed for General Managers / Country Managers, Medical Directors and Business Unit Director level attendees.  



Prof Patrick Gibbons, Professor of Strategic Management – UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

Patrick is the Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Strategic Management at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. He graduated from UCD with  B.Comm. and MBS degrees and the University of Pittsburgh with a Ph.D. He has held academic appointments in Singapore, Hong Kong and the US and has had visiting appointments at a range of other universities in the US, Asia and Europe. He has been a member of UCD’s Governing Authority and was previously Vice-President of the University in charge of HR and IT. He leads executive programmes and consults in the areas of strategy development, organisational change and leadership development. Prior to academia, he held positions at KPMG, The Investment Bank of Ireland, An Post and the Jefferson Smurfit Group (now Smurfit Kappa).


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Member Ticket
This event includes lunch
€50.00 Pease log in to book
Guest Ticket
This event includes lunch
€100.00 Pease log in to book

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Non Member Ticket – €195
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Date: 15/09/2022