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Petra Jantzer
Petra Jantzer
Senior Managing Director, Global Industry Sector Lead, Life Sciences


Petra Jantzer leads Accenture’s Life Sciences Business globally and is the Account CEO for a large global Pharma client. Previously, she led Accenture Life Sciences Europe, R&D Europe, and Life Sciences DACH. Before joining Accenture, Jantzer was a tenured Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she led the R&D practice globally and the Pharmaceuticals & Health practice in Switzerland. On top of that, Jantzer currently serves on the Boards of Directors for both Accenture AG Switzerland and Accenture Services Switzerland. Jantzer has profound industry and R&D knowledge, deep business process understanding, and two decades of C-level counseling experience to help clients (digitally) transform their businesses. Jantzer believes that diversity is critical to the success of companies, economies, and societies. This belief motivated her to co-found "Advance - gender equality in Swiss business," a cross-industry association of 150+ mostly blue-chip company members in Switzerland with a joint mission to increase the share of women in senior leadership positions in the Swiss economy. Jantzer’s professional roots are in basic science. She holds a PhD in Tumor-immunology and a master’s in molecular biology.

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