“I work for a company called Genmab. It’s a Danish Biotech company which specializes in the creation and development of cancer treatments. My job is to oversee R&D projects – I am responsible for the management and analytics of clinical data for the clinical development programs. Because we’re a medium-sized biotech we often work with multiple vendors and large pharma companies, so a big part of what I do is external stakeholder management and alliance management.
“I have been in the business for 16 years, working in India, Australia and travelling to US and UK frequently, managing projects and teams all over the world. It’s a far cry from where I was born, in Darjeeling, at the foothills of the Himalayas.”
The right programme
“I liked my time in London so much that I considered enrolling into Warwick or City London for my MBA. But then came COVID. My home (for last 10 years) is Copenhagen where I live with my wife and 5-year-old daughter, so studying close-by became an important factor. I chose the Executive MBA because I had many years of experience and needed to continue working throughout the programme. The triple accreditation, high global rankings and the reputation of the programme were also the deciding factors.
“In my career as a pharmacist I have mostly worked in R&D functions. I have worked in various drug development projects and programs, but I was interested in the commercial, financial and business aspects. I thought getting a business management degree would help me to understand better and give me the credentials that would put me in the right place. I’m hoping my future roles could be in business development/commercial innovation or global alliance management or strategy.”