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Starting a New Chapter at Labiotech
Some personal update.
Today, I am thrilled to share with you an exciting transition in my career within the online media industry.
After almost a decade of dedicated service as Managing Director and then General Manager of Labiotech.eu, I am starting a new role as the company’s Editorial Director.
Over the years, I have witnessed and helped shape the remarkable evolution of our organization, from its humble beginnings to its current role as a significant biotech publication.
Nearly two years ago, our company was acquired by Inova, a forward-thinking team that recognized the immense potential of our publication.
This acquisition not only injected fresh energy and resources into our company but also brought an experienced team that helped streamline and optimize our operations.
As a result of the integration work we've done together, I now have the opportunity to fully focus on the reason I started a media company in the first place: the content.
This shift in my role is proof of our commitment to making Labiotech a thriving part of the biotech ecosystem, one that supports and nurtures creativity and independent journalism.
By entrusting the broader management responsibilities to capable hands, I aim to delve deeper into the editorial aspects that have always been close to my heart.
Embracing the core of my passion
Throughout my journey with the company, you may not have seen me in the front row very often, and that's perfectly normal.
As the manager, I wore multiple hats simultaneously, juggling various roles and responsibilities, often in the background.
From being a journalist to playing the role of a salesperson, I immersed myself in every facet of our organization, so that I could help the team progress faster.
But amidst this diversification of skills, one thing has remained constant: my commitment to creating exceptional content.
Yet, until now, I have rarely had the opportunity to fully immerse myself in this core aspect of my passion.
The demands of managerial responsibilities often took priority, leaving limited time to focus solely on our publication’s creative and editorial side.
However, with the recent transition, I can now direct my attention and energy towards the very essence of what drives me.
With this shift in my role, I can now focus on curating compelling stories, fostering the growth of our editorial talents, and working hand-in-hand with them to push the boundaries of our content.
How will this impact Labiotech?
One of the key ingredients behind our success is the exceptional team of talents that we’ve been fortunate enough to bring on board.
By empowering our team to explore their unique ideas and experiment with new formats, we’ll have the tools to push the boundaries of our journalism.
We must also give a shout-out to our supportive community.
With your encouragement and trust, we've come to understand that Labiotech has a distinctive role to play in today's biotech media landscape.
We recognize that our focus should be on providing quality information that helps professionals like yourselves in your jobs, making it easier for you to innovate and excel.
As I embark on this new chapter as Editorial Director, I look forward to using my experience, passion, and dedication to take Labiotech to new heights.
Venturing into science marketing and communication
The change in my role is closely linked to a broader direction I aspire to take in my career.
With Inova’s support, I am happy to announce that I will embark on a personal side project that has been brewing in my mind for quite some time.
While I am still fine-tuning the last details and working towards its launch, I can give you a glimpse into what is to come.
This new venture revolves around the world of science marketing and communication.
It is an area that has always fascinated me and holds immense potential for driving innovation, bridging gaps, and fostering meaningful collaborations within the scientific community.
If you work in this field, I invite you to join me on this exciting journey.
By subscribing to the pre-launch list, you will be among the first to receive updates and exclusive insights about my upcoming project.
This new role and project fill me with enthusiasm and energy, and I'm excited to share the details with you soon.