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Irina Haivas

Principal

Irina is a healthcare specialist with a background in medicine and management consulting. She previously spent seven years with Bain & Company, where she was a leader in the European healthcare practice, and brings a wealth of experience across Europe, the US and emerging markets to the firm. Irina has advised multiple private equity funds on healthcare due diligence and post-acquisition projects, and has worked directly with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare services companies on strategic initiatives including growth, business models, R&D and innovation, M&A, organisational development and operational improvement.
Irina is a medical doctor with a first-in-class degree and experience across multiple healthcare systems. She studied medicine at Lasi Medical University in Romania and Freiburg University in Germany as a Rotary Scholar, and was a visiting surgical fellow at Harvard Medical School. She also holds a MSc in International Health Policy from London School of Economics where she graduated with distinction. A native Romanian speaker, Irina is fluent in English and German and is conversational in French and Italian.

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