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Meet Helga Salling

Meet Helga Salling VP, Global Growth & Strategy, Life Sciences

Helga Salling is responsible for shaping and executing the growth strategy for Jacobs' global Life Sciences business. In this role, she brings innovative ideas and fresh thinking to help define sales strategy and identify growth opportunities for the business.

Drawing on more than 20 years’ leadership experience in Life Sciences and a proven commercial track record, Helga believes that deploying diverse teams to deliver client projects is key to supporting global growth.

  • 20 +

    years' of Life Sciences leadership experience

She is passionate about our culture of caring, which fosters a real sense of belonging and attracts diverse talent. As a leader and mentor, Helga says it is hugely rewarding to see colleagues flourishing and thriving and she believes that Jacobs offers considerable career progression opportunities.

Helga finds the wider societal impact of Jacobs’ Life Sciences client work inspiring, particularly cell and gene therapy and cancer projects. Helga’s desire to support projects that benefit patients is due in part to a family history of cancer, and she harbors an ambition to support on client work that addresses mesothelioma (cancer that affects the lining of the lungs).

Passionate about lifelong learning, Helga continues to expand her knowledge and expertise with further education in business, change management and leadership. 

“I have a real sense of belonging at Jacobs; no other company has the same opportunities or is as diverse," she says. "The sky’s the limit.”