Based in New York, Jennifer Power is active in Egon Zehnder’s Healthcare Practice. She is valued by clients for her sharp mind and deep insights derived from decades of management experience working with big pharma, biotech and nonprofit health organizations. Jennifer is passionate about enhancing the effectiveness of teams and tapping their potential to improve outcomes by focusing on shared goals.
I love the intricate, cross-functional nature of the pharma and healthcare industry and how business success also benefits people around the globe.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, most recently Jennifer was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the role of Deputy Director for Innovation Introduction with responsibility for managing and driving product launch strategies for HIV prevention and Covid-19 therapeutics, mainly in Africa. That was preceded by a series of roles at Pfizer, culminating in General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa where her accomplishments included consolidating the company’s business operations, driving greater efficiency, and ensuring sustainability across that region. In chronological order, Jennifer’s other positions at Pfizer were Senior Director of Commercial Development, Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO, and Head of Global Marketing for the Established Products BU. Earlier in her career, she served as an Associate Director of Global Marketing at Novartis Oncology.
Jennifer earned a BA from Pomona College and an MBA from Columbia University. She has a strong connection to nature and enjoys playing active sports like tennis, skiing, and running, and travels widely.