Nicholas Sadron

Nicholas Sadron

Position: SETIE Program Lead for Tanzania, Facilitator/Coach, venture capital early stage investment specialist
Nationality / Date of Birth: USA & French / 12th February 1970
Education:  
2004-2005 MBA, HEC School of Management (Paris)
2003 Certificate, Management Acceleration Programme (formerly YMP)
1989-1993 BA History, BA French, University of Colorado, Boulder
Country Experience: Tanzania, Kenya, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Germany, France, the Netherlands, the Baltics, United States.
Languages: English: French, Spanish
Professional Experience:  
2013 – Present CEO, Strategy Regeneration Ltd.
2009 – 2013 COO, Strategy Regeneration Ltd.
2005 – 2009 Co-Founder and Director, Strategy Regeneration Ltd.
2003-2005 Research Associate, INSEAD
2002 Summer Associate, LCF Rothschild (Healthcare fund)
1998-2002 Senior Analyst, Domain Associates (Healthcare fund)
1995-1998 Associate, International Venture Partners

 

Mr Sadron is the Co-Foundere and CEO of Strategy Regeneration (“SRg”), a unique consultancy that uses Blue Ocean Strategy to make the competition irrelevant.  SRg develops in-company programmes designed to help companies break free from current thinking; constraints, and paradigms. SRg leverages its unique expertise to create transformational experiences for individuals and organizations, though the use of Value Innovation in creating Blue Ocean Strategies.

Selected Relevant Experience:
Coach & Project Leader, Deep Blue Ocean Programme, J&J, the Netherlands, September – December 2012
Managed and Facilitated a Value Innovation Programme (VIP) in the Netherlands for AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  There were 10 participants on the programme.  The Project’s topic was Diabetes.
Coach & Project Leader, Deep Blue Ocean Programme, J&J, Kenya and Turkey, September – December 2012
Managed a value innovation Programme in Kenya and Turkey sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Charitable Trust.  There were 36 participants on the programme made up of J&J high potentials, Aga Khan Foundation Executives and INSEAD MBAs.  Project topics were women’s health and infant mortality.
Coach & Project Leader, Towards Leadership for Change Program, J&J, Egypt and Dubai, January – May 2012
Managed a leadership and change Programme with Johnson & Johnson executives from Egypt, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi. Programme was run in Egypt and Dubai.  There were 32 participants on the programme made up of J&J executives from medical devices & diagnostics, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare. The Programme was lead by Professor Michael Shiel of INSEAD. Project topics were related to how to run and operate a better healthcare business in the region.
Coach & Project Leader, Deep Blue Ocean Programme, J&J, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Tanzania, September – December 2011
Managed a value innovation Programme in Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Tanzania sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Charitable Trust.  There were 40 participants on the programme made up of J&J executives from medical devices & diagnostics, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare, and INSEAD MBAs.  Project topics were Tuberculosis, Diabetes, women’s health and infant mortality.
Coach, Blue Ocean Strategy Programme, Pfizer, Europe and the United States, 2008 – 2010
Ran three Blue Ocean Strategy Programmes for Pfizer global. There were approximately 30 participants on each of the programmes, one of which was run in Europe and the other two in the United States.  Project topics consisted of Pain, Central Nervous System, Diabetes, Obeisity, Sexual Disfunction, Elderly care among others.
Co-Founder, Qinect, African Entrepreneurs, Africa focused, 2009 – Present
Co-Founded QINECT, a networking platform with the objective of facilitating venture development throughout Africa.  Bringing together INSEAD alumni with African entrepreneurs through a mentoring program.  Personal CSR project.  Co-founders are a mix of Zambian, Sierra Leonean, British, French, American and Chinese.
Coach, Blue Ocean Strategy Programme, Hansabank (Swedbank), Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, 2007 – 2009
Ran three Blue Ocean Strategy Programmes for Hansabank, a Baltcis based bank started by Swedbank in the 1990s. There were approximately 30 participants on each of the programmes, which were run in all three Baltics states as well as Sweden.  Project topics were focused on how to better engage the customer and at what level.
Coach, Blue Ocean Programme, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, EAME, 2006-2008
Managed a value innovation Programme in Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Tanzania sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Charitable Trust.  There were 40 participants on the programme made up of J&J executives from medical devices & diagnostics, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare, and INSEAD MBAs.  Project topics were Tuberculosis, Diabetes, women’s health and infant mortality.
Creator & Project Leader, INSEAD-Lewa Challenge, INSEAD and Lewa Downs, Kenya, April – June 2006
Envisioned, lobbied, structured and managed a program that enabled 20 MBAs to conduct consulting for Lewa Downs, a nature reserve in Kenya.   Projects included, women’s micro-credit, rural banking, marketing and power.
Coach, Blue Ocean Strategy Programme, Akzo Nobel, Europe and Brazil, 2004 – 2006
Coached Blue Ocean Strategy Programmes for Professor Jens Meyer at INSEAD.  These were INSEAD Executive Education Programmes that were run specifically for Akzo Nobel.  There were approximately 30 participants on each of the programmes, one of which was run in South America and the rest in Europe.
Project Manager, European Private Equity Awards, European Private Equity Association, France, 2004-2006.
Managed the European Private Equity Awards for INSEAD, 2004, 2005, 2006, which consisted of  devising and implementing a strategy for sourcing, contacting and interviewing Europe’s leading private equity companies.
Summer Associate, Healthcare Venture Capital firm, LCF Rothschil, France, 2003.
LCFR is a private bank with a venture capital arm specialized in life sciences. Responsible for analysing investment status of portfolio companies and assessing new investment opportunities in the US; reported to the Senior Manager. Due diligence leader regarding CNS focused companies. Active in company’s strategy meetings regarding raising a new fund (€150MM).
Senior Analyst, Healthcare Venture Capital firm, Domain Associates, Princeton, NJ, USA,  1999-2002.
Domain Associates is a $1.2 billion venture capital firm focusing on life sciences. Launched and managed company-wide deal flow and entrepreneur relations system resulting in a 70% time management improvement. Performed due diligence on early-stage healthcare companies; investment range was
between $7M and $12M. Structured and negotiated term sheets for investments.  Evaluated business plans, interviewed management teams, interacted with CEOs, investment bankers and founders regarding their business models.