IMS Consulting Group Asia at a Glance


  • "International diversity of talent and company footprint, culture and colleagues and the life science sector."
  • "Access to data and better work-life balance than other consulting firms."
  • "Opportunities to grow and learn."


  • "Compensation."
  • "Not as sophisticated, and not as well-known for consulting."

The Buzz

  • "Play in healthcare."
  • "Good."
  • Limited reputation

About IMS Consulting Group Asia


Savvy specialists with global reach

IMS Consulting Group (IMSCG) is a major player in the field of global biotech and pharmaceutical management consulting. With around 500 consultants, the firm maintains a presence on five continents and focuses on partnering with clients in the pharmaceuticals, biotech and other life sciences sectors to help them make informed decisions. IMSCG has growing teams in the emerging markets, with strong local experts in Brazil, Shanghai, Singapore, and truly global project work offering teams broader exposure. 

The company has four main centers of excellence: brand and commercial strategy, commercial intelligence, pricing and market access, and strategy and portfolio analysis. Altogether, those units offer clients end-to-end services, from developing strategies and tactics, qualitative and quantitative analysis of emerging market trends, and on thorough implementation and execution of those strategies.


A healthy outlook
If the IMS name seems familiar in the life sciences context, that's probably because IMS Consulting Group is a unit of IMS Health-one of the best-known providers of information services for the healthcare industry. Having long offered consulting as a service, the firm decided in 2011 to create a separate identity for its management consulting arm-and IMS Consulting Group is the result.

In addition to partnering with some of the biggest names in pharmaceuticals and biotech, IMSCG consultants also help non-profit organizations to work towards their goals in designing and delivering solutions to some of the most pressing global health programs. One such example is IMSCG's involvement with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, which the firm advised on a program to improve access to generic medication.



May 2013

Pharma 50 article

IMS Consulting Group's latest Pharma 50 article, published in the May edition of Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, ranked the top 50 pharma companies and described performance trends by geography. The firm found that although there may be declines in the industry in certain geographies, this downward trend is mostly driven by the performance of a handful of larger companies facing challenges like patent expiry of multi-billion dollar products. The article also showed where some interesting opportunities exist, and how some companies are adapting their business strategies and plans to take advantage of new market dynamics.


May 2013

Study shows evidence-based drug reimbursement decisions

The Pink Sheet published a new study by IMS Health and IMS Consulting Group that shows payers globally are making more drug reimbursement decisions based on real-world evidence - including 25 percent of more than 100 identified case studies using biopharma industry-generated data. 

The report, "RWE Market Impact on Medicines: A Lens for Pharma," was authored by Ben Hughes, senior principal of real-world evidence solutions at IMS, and Marla Kessler, VP and Europe region leader at IMS Consulting Group.


February 2013

Parsing the German drug pricing law

IMSCG Principal Justus Dehnen was quoted in a Financial Times/BioPharm Insight article on the AMNOG assessment of DPP-4 inhibitors. The article states that Novartis has fair claim to challenge German drug pricing law, though a less compelling case to protect diabetes drugs. Read the full article here.


October 2012

Re-Envisioning the Patient Journey

While a comprehensive patient journey is essential to creating an effective brand strategy, which alone is no guarantee of success. IMSCG Senior Principals Heather von Allmen and Maneesh Gupta shared in PM360 how marketers must take the next step and utilize the patient journey they've articulated to build tactical plans that are both solid and measurable.


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IMS Consulting Group Asia

485 Lexington Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: +1 (917) 542-5800
Fax: +1 (917) 542-5801


  • Employer Type: Private
  • President: Gordon Carey
  • 2013 Employees: 500

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Brand & Commercial Strategy
    Competitive Intelligence
    Pricing & Market Access
    Strategy & Portfolio Analysis

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY (HQ)
    New York
    San Francisco

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