I am a qualified medical doctor. A couple of years after I graduated from the Medical School I was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia. I had a bone marrow transplant at St George’s Hospital, Tooting Broadway, in 1992.
My recovery from the illness took a long time and whilst I was poorly and unable to continue my career in clinical medicine, I focused my attention on further education. I graduated from the Westminster University with the degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1998.
In year 2000 I joined the pharmaceutical industry where I have gained knowledge and experience by progressing through a variety of positions in sales, medical marketing, R&D and strategic business development. In the meantime I also obtained a business degree, Masters in Business Administration.
My speciality has become rare diseases with unmet medical need and I have lead or been a part of a number of projects focusing on medical education, clinical studies and access and reimbursement. I have also gained a significant experience working in partnership with patient organisations on disease awareness.
In my private life I enjoy outdoor activities and over the years I have become a keen cyclist and skier.