Archive for the ‘Careers’ Category

February 17, 2012

Alumni Hans Kossmann, entrepreneur and mentor!

Written on February 17, 2012 by in Careers, Life Sciences, MBM News, News

Hans Kossmann has recently been incorporated into the business incubator at the Universidad Austral de Chile.

The aim of the business incubator is to provide crucial support to innovative ventures in the field of biotechnology. In order to provide advice, the raising of capital and transfer of technology, Kossmann an entrepreneur and business specialist in the field of Biotech was bought on as a mentor to join the business incubator team.
As an expert in startups, Kossmann said his work would be to assist budding entrepreneurs, “acting as a mentor in some of the projects, or developing specific studies or analysis. Furthermore he will actively participate in raising capital for enterprises that are being nurtured and promoted by the incubator.”

 Among his other responsibilities as a mentor at the Austral incubator, Kossmann, defines which innovative projects receive merits associated with the area of specialization and the state of the art developments in the field.
“I think in this field we have a wealth of potential new business generation. This is the field in which I have been specializing and where I think I can contribute the most to strategy analysis building on my contacts with entrepreneurs. “

January 16, 2012

New Appointments from our Alumni: Alejandro Portilla

Written on January 16, 2012 by in Careers, Life Sciences, News

Alejandro PortillaWe are pleased to announce that one of our Master in Biotechnology Management alumni (2009-10 intake), Alejandro Portilla has been named Established Products, EMEA West and East Commercial Manager, S&OP and NPI.

Previously, Alejandro was the Business Excellence Manager for Europe and Canada in GPO.

Alejandro began his career in Abbott 14 years ago as the Abbott International Head of Customer Service in Guatemala. During his tenure he has also been a Logistics Coordinator for Latin America, a Senior Export Planner, as well as a Demand Manager for Latin America and Canada. Prior to joining Abbott, Alejandro worked in multiple supply chain roles in Tata and Colgate Palmolive. Alejandro holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala, and a Master in Biotechnology Management from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Spain.

Please join us in congratulating Alejandro on his new role.

October 24, 2011

MBM Students Talk!

Written on October 24, 2011 by in Careers, MBM News

The first Face- to- Face period in Madrid is over!

Our Master in Biotechnology Management students are back home with a bunch of academic and personal experiences but with a long way ahead…

Check out what they have to say and stay tuned to our MBM Playlist!

MBM Playlist

October 17, 2011

The new MBM intake is here!

Written on October 17, 2011 by in Careers, MBM News

The Master in Biotechnology Management 2011 intake is here in Madrid in the first face-to-face period.

We are capturing their first insights about the program, as well as the essence of the Master through interviews and pictures.

Click the image below and stay tuned to the MBM´s playlist, as we will be adding more material along the following weeks.


July 12, 2011

Success Story!

Written on July 12, 2011 by in Careers, MBM News, Pharma Industry

Our alumni ATSUSHI SHIMADA  of the Master in Biotechnology Management  2010

shares his successful career upgrade at TAKEDA Pharmaceuticals… 


Mi name is Atsushi Shimada and now I can proudly say that I am the Business Development Manager in Singapore for TAKEDA Pharmaceuticals.

Actually, after the master, I was not only earlier promoted to the manager’s position but also elected to a global career development program which could prepare me for a potential senior or top management position.  At this program, I will have a two-year residence period in any one of our companies’ subsidiaries in the world where I am going to experience business development, marketing, finance, business intelligence, etc. 

This was possible after requesting our company to send me to the representative successful biotech company, about which we had a class in the strategy course.  I was so lucky since only two persons among 10,000 employees in our company can be nominated to this program per year and I am one of the two!!  I think all these luck comes from my study at IE Master in Biotechnology Management!!! 

I very much appreciate it.

June 28, 2011

Food For Thought! by Mark Fritz

Written on June 28, 2011 by in Careers, News

Mark Fritz

One of our outstanding visitor teachers in Leadership, Mark Fritz, has collected his “daily thoughts” for IE Business School in this weekly newsletter Food For Thought

With more of 25 years of international experience in Management, Prof. Fritz is also the author of Time to Get Started, a compilation of the best of his Daily Thoughts and of The Truth About Getting Things Done, 42 Truths that combines the best from both time management and motivation books, and provides you with practical ideas and insights that enable you to take action from today


Personal Development

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” Abraham Lincoln

Learning Every Day

You are never too old to stop learning, and we should all look to learn

something new every day. I had read a number of years ago that a great

question to ask your children each night is: “What did you learn at school


Let’s ask the question of ourselves: What have I learned today?

Leadership Development

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you.” Max DePree

Thank You

Saying “Thank You” is important for leaders. Thank you shows that you

appreciated what your people have done. That appreciation helps your people to develop pride in their work, and pride is one of the best motivators of performance.

Thank you – two words with magical powers.

Team & Organisational Development

“No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.” Althea Gibson

Team – it’s all about Helping each other

You can spot a successful team in minutes. It’s the team with members that

are always trying to help each other, and you see it in the behaviours of

everyone. They are asking each other questions and sharing ideas with each

other all the time.

How much have you helped your team members this past week?

Something for Fun

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” Groucho Marx

Food for Thought to help “Fuel” your personal growth from Mark Fritz (

June 1, 2011

Science + Business = Bioentrepreneur!

Written on June 1, 2011 by in Careers, Entrepreneurship, Life Sciences

Focusing on the latest needs of scientists in the business environment,  world-renowned Nature Publishing Group has developed successfully a portal dedicated to commercializing scientists´research, building biotech businesses and all the relevant  information in order to perform successfully in this industry.

BIOENTREPRENEUR: from bench to boardroom

Bioentrepreneur- Portal


May 23, 2011

You are invited to the IE Biotech Day!

Written on May 23, 2011 by in Careers, Entrepreneurship, MBM News

Biotech scientist from top research centers in Spain (27th of May) will come to IE’s inspiration week and share with our students their projects.

Visitors will have the opportunity to develop a business plan or even become part of the start-up team.

Join us at the IE Biotech Day!


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