Theo de Roij Joins DHR International as Partner

Jul 5, 2017

LONDON (July 5, 2017) – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Theo de Roij has joined the firm as Partner, member of the Life Science practice group with a focus on pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics.


De Roij brings 11 years of experience in the executive search industry and more than 25 years of practical hands-on experience in executive roles in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. De Roij has conducted numerous senior research and development, commercial, business development, general management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, manufacturing and health economics/market access assignments in the broader life science sector.


Prior to joining DHR International, de Roij worked at two specialist life science executive search and talent management companies where he focused primarily on roles based in Western Europe serving European, American and Japanese firms.


Before entering the search field as a consultant, de Roij held several senior executive positions including Vice President, Business and Product Development at a US biotech, Head of Worldwide Business Development at GSK Vaccines and business development and R&D management positions at Solvay Animal Health. De Roij started off his career as Department Head at a Dutch CRO.


De Roij is a Dutch citizen who has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Belgium, the USA and Ireland. He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a PhD degree in pharmacology and toxicology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Besides his native language Dutch, he is fluent in English, French and German and has a good understanding of Portuguese.


For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit