• Life Sciences
  • Technology Media & Telecoms


Recruitment needs come from business needs and executives are at the intersection of business challenges and opportunities. That’s why I enjoy partnering with businesses on their executive search requirements. 

Annie has accumulated over 12 years of experience in mentoring and recruiting top-tier professionals globally. She is a trusted advisor to business owners, investors and CEOs of local and multinational companies in North America looking for executive-level appointments and seeking talent market insights. She helps clients solve complex recruitment challenges that exist at the intersection of business operations and workforce development.   

She works alongside a highly experienced team of principals and partners who specialize in Life Sciences and Technology industries, placing C-suite and VP-level executives across various functional teams in the North America region.   

Annie joined Page Executive in Shanghai in November 2018 as Associate Partner where she led the executive search team for Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology sectors. Her expertise, professionalism and diligence led her to Senior Partner level. In March 2023, Annie embarked on the next chapter in her career with Page Executive by relocating to North America bringing her executive search expertise within the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology industries. And she hit the ground running thanks to her experience backed with strong technical and commercial acumen.  

Before her career in executive search, Annie was a research scientist from China State (Shanghai) Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, with a Master of Science’s degree majoring in Microbiology Pharmaceutical. After obtaining her second master's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, she joined the management consulting industry.  

In her personal time, Annie enjoys expanding her knowledge and experience beyond the world of executive search, particularly by visiting museums and exploring new places through her travels.  

Placement Record

• Chief Scientific Officer (USA), Chief Technology Officer (USA) and Gene Therapy Vice President (USA) - Clinical Stage Biotech Company at the Forefront of Innovation 
• Chief Executive Officer (Global) - Fast-Growing Robotic and Digital Surgery Company 
• Chief Medical Officer (USA) - Biopharmaceutical Company focusing on cancer drug development 
• Chief Executive Officer (Interim) - MedTech Company 
• Chief Executive Officer (Temp – USA) and Chief Quality Officer (China) – BioTech CRO / CDMO 
• Chief Science Officer (Global) - Global Leader in the ADC Field 
• Chief Science Officer (China) - Biotech and Pharmaceutical Company 
• Chief Business Officer (Global) - Developer of Innovative Drugs 
• Vice President - Product and Marketing (China) - In Vitro Diagnostics Company 
• General Manager (China) - Biopharma Company 
• Chief Medical Officer (China) - Life Sciences Company 

Annie Shen
Senior Partner
USA & Canada
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