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■ entrepreneurially minded, pro-active individual with a passion for science startups ■ transitioned from successful academic Career to fast-paced biotech management ■ diverse background and extensive Leadership experience


Current Experience

  • Business Support Manager

    Since February 2015
    part of senior management team, reporting directly to CEO. Part of senior management team, reporting directly to CEO.

Past Experience

  • NHO Global Future: Leadership Development Programme

    October 2014 --- January 2016
    selected as 1 of 25 individuals to participate at the global future Leadership Development programme - a 1.5 year long coursework and mentorship programme for immigrants with Higher Education. the programme encompasses several full-day courses in the area of leadership skills & management, certification in board competence and 1:1 mentorship.

  • Founder & Owner

    August 2013 --- December 2015
    scireach provides Communication strategies for researchers, Research driven smes and universities. projects include print and online media, executed consistently according to schedule and budget.

  • Event manager: Hightech Norway Conference

    February 2015 --- July 2015
    organised the first-ever edition of this high-technology and startup conference in bergen, norway. led a team of 5 volunteers.

  • board member

    January 2014 --- June 2015
    active board member coordinating the set-up of a youth division and developing a brand image in the form of logo, website and print materials. al madina is a Volunteer driven non-profit organisation working towards integration of international women via common activities and educational programmes in bergen.

  • Researcher, project leader

    January 2014 --- January 2015
    leading Operations at the Lab, supervising 1 phd and 2 MSc students. responsible for the development of new Testing methods, drafting and execution of sops, Training of co-workers in advanced methods and managing data acquired within the eu project. consistently delivering results ahead of schedule.

  • Lead organiser

    January 2014 --- December 2014
    managing a team of 10 volunteers and coordinating various weekend-long events with 30 - 100 attendees. startup weekend bergen is the local division of a global movement providing action-oriented Entrepreneurship Education. startup weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. on average, half of startup weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. beginning with open mic pitches on friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. over saturday and sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing lean startup methodologies and building a minimal viable product. on sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

  • Researcher, project leader

    July 2012 --- March 2013
    set-up of nano Toxicology test Laboratory.

  • PhD thesis work

    July 2008 --- July 2012
    supervision of several Undergraduate Student projects as well as technical staff.

  • MSc thesis work

    July 2007 --- May 2008
    supervision of high school practicals.

  • student research assistant

    January 2005 --- January 2008

  • Scientist

    October 2006 --- December 2006

  • Scientist

    June 2006 --- August 2006

  • Scientist

    February 2006 --- May 2006

  • Scientist

    January 2006 --- February 2006


LinkedIn Assessment :
Cell biologyEntrepreneurshipResearchBiotechnologyLife SciencesBioinformaticsCreativityNanoparticlesTeachingCommunity OrganizingMicroscopyCell CultureData AnalysisBiochemistrymolecular biology


  • IE Brown Executive MBA in Master of Business Administration from IE Business School in 2017
  • IE Brown Executive MBA in Master of Business Administration from Brown University in 2017
  • Course work in Board Competence from BI Norwegian Business School in 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cell biology from Universitetet i Bergen (UiB) in 2012
  • BSc and MSc in molecular biotechnology, biophysical chemistry from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in 2008

Area / Region

Bergen, Norway


Driving License
  • No

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