Alvogen was looking to hire a Senior Director/Vice President – Business Development to focus on the US generics market. With ambitious growth plans, finding the right person for this role was critical to the business. Alvogen was looking to partner with a new executive search company and Faysal Kalmoua – Executive Vice President Portfolio at Alvogen – approached Ben Conway at Invenia Group due to his specialism in US-based senior-level hires within the generics market.

Our Solution

We began by conducting a qualifying process with the hiring manager, which resulted in a target list of two candidates the business had already identified. As well as headhunting these individuals, we reached out to our existing pharma network.

After one day, we presented a shortlist of 4 candidates to Alvogen, who were all invited for 1st stage interviews within 4 days.

As this role was critical for the business, we continued to engage with qualified candidates throughout the process should there have been any complications during the interview and offer stages. In less than 4 weeks, an offer was accepted by a candidate.


The new Vice President Business Development joined the business just over 6 months ago and has initiated several business development deals that are expected to close in the next few months. Shortly after joining the business, the candidate also identified some areas of improvement to the due diligence process that was in place for the Business development department, which has resulted in a smoother process for the whole team.

“I would highly recommend Ben and Invenia Group to anyone looking for a professional and efficient recruitment service. I approached Ben to support Alvogen’s search for a business-critical role and he completed the whole process from start to finish in just 4 weeks, demonstrating great speed and agility. Ben has proven he has an astute understanding of client needs and maintains a great network of professionals to draw quality candidates from, particularly within the generics pharmaceutical market.”

Faysal Kalmoua 

Executive Vice President Portfolio


“Ben has been wonderful throughout the whole recruitment process. He went out of his way to ensure he was always available despite the 6-hour time difference and often speaking past 9pm UK time. He clearly understood the role and was able to match this with my skillset and background with ease. Ben’s astute professional manner and knowledge makes him a Headhunter who truly understands the business and what type of candidate makes a great fit for the role the client is seeking to fill. Ben has been a wonderful advocate of my experience, and I couldn’t have got this role without him. I have already recommended Ben to other people in my network, and I would recommend him to anyone else seeking a new role.”

Vishal Arora

Vice President Business Development & Licensing