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Aru Manickam

Aru comes with over 25 years’ experience in the  Pharmaceutical & Healthcare and Financial Services industries, with his last role as a Business Unit Manager at Abbvie Pte Ltd. While there, he was responsible for the Sales & Marketing of Men’s & Women’s Health Products, Neonatology & HIV Medicine portfolios. Prior to that, he worked at other Multi-national Corporations like Bayer, Servier, Sanofi and Abbott Laboratories. At Stanton Chase, he is focused on Life Sciences and Healthcare, as well as the Financial Services domains.

Aru has in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and the National Healthcare System. He has extensive and well-rounded working experience, covering sales and marketing, brand management, key account management, sales training, and people management.  Hence, a balanced leader with good people skills who is able to steer his team towards achieving the company’s vision and financial goals.

A firm believer in teamwork, Aru has a proven track record of building high-performance teams with cross-functional collaboration capabilities. Over the years he has built up a broad network of contacts within the pharmaceutical industry and among doctors both in the private and public health-care sectors which makes him a valuable resource in the Executive Search business.

Before contributing in the pharmaceutical industry, he was a Financial Advisor with AIA, where he specialised in helping working professionals achieve their financial objectives through proper and systematic planning in Insurance, Investment/Wealth Management, Child Education & Retirement planning.

On his Community service, Aru volunteered with SINDA (Singapore Indian Development Association) in running “Camp Break Through” to build up children’s self-esteem and confidence.

Aru is a Mechanical Engineer by training and, in addition, has a Graduate Diploma in Marketing. An astute learner who believes education is a process and is life-long, he continues his personal development by taking online courses offered at  where, for instance, he completed the “Marketing Fundamentals: Who Is Your Customer?” certificate course offered by Babson College.

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Executive Search Firm in Singapore


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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.