Bench International

Nova Diop

Senior Vice President and Co-Chair DE&I

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Nova joined Bench International in 2020 and is leading the expansion of Bench’s footprint in Boston. Nova has six years of experience in executive search and ten years of combined experience in hospitality operations in the UK and strategy consulting in Boston. Throughout her career in executive search, Nova has developed a strong expertise in business development, client management and search execution with a focus on Life Sciences serving pharmaceutical, health tech and medical device clients. Prior to joining Bench, Nova was a Managing Consultant at Korn Ferry, managing full life-cycle searches execution and working with executives across leading pharmaceutical, emerging growth biotech and medical device companies.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Nova opened and led a retained boutique executive search firm in Boston and has a track record for completing US based assignments for international companies headquartered in over 20 countries across numerous industries, including Life Sciences and Industrial.

Nova has lived and worked on three continents, in five countries and has developed a local and global network of Life Science executives. Nova has consulted pro-bono for the Community Consulting Team (CCT) in Boston for over five years. Nova is fluent in French and earned her MBA from Brandeis University on a global leadership scholarship. Nova’s undergraduate degree, a BA in Hospitality Business Management is from the University of Birmingham, UK as well as a Technology Degree is in EE & CS in France.

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