Senior Consultant, eBenchmarkers
I am a Senior Consultant at eBenchmarkers, part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa. We provide the UK’s leading financial services providers with powerful strategic insights. My role is very diverse and it includes responsibilities such as: establishing strong client relationships, data analysis, writing reports, delivering tailored workshops, and product and business development.
Informa has recently given me the opportunity to participate in the One Young World Conference, which brings together young leaders from around the globe and empowers them to develop solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. The people that I have met through this event, together with Informa’s Young Leaders Conference, have been very inspiring for me.
As a One Young World Ambassador, I want to encourage a positive impact on our community and Informa’s Young Philanthropy syndicate has helped me to fulfil this ambition. Together with my fellow syndicate members, we support our charity “Springboard for Children” not merely through our funding, but more importantly by sharing our professional skills.
All of these experiences have enabled me to widen my knowledge and professional skills, ultimately benefiting my core work. As a result, working for Informa has significantly supported my personal development.
// As a One Young World Ambassador, I want to encourage a positive impact on our community and Informa’s Young Philanthropy syndicate has helped me to fulfil this ambition. //
Divisional Marketing Integration Director
I joined Informa in 2006 and I’m currently based in our Dubai office. Over the years I have been responsible for marketing activity across a number of our trade and Consumer Exhibitions as well as being the Exhibition Director for PALME Middle East and the Middle East EVENT Show. In my current role as the Divisional Marketing Integration Director for Global Exhibitions I support each business within the portfolio in the development and delivery of successful marketing strategies. The priority for me right now is driving change to take advantage of the opportunities digital transformation offers nimble and forward thinking businesses.
My job means I spend a lot of time travelling but the pay-off is meeting diverse groups of colleagues who all share the objective of delivering successful events. It’s inspiring to hear of things that have gone well and communicate this news around the business for others to benefit. It’s also motivating to join in the brainstorming sessions when unforeseen challenges get transformed into opportunities by creative and resourceful minds.
Informa prides itself on being a people business and with that nurtures a culture of empowerment and innovation that is rewarding to be part of.
// I spend a lot of time travelling but the pay-off is meeting diverse groups of colleagues who all share the objective of delivering successful events. //
Managing Director, EBD Group
Knowledge & Networking
San Diego, USA
I’m the Managing Director of EBD Group, the leading partnering group for the life sciences industry.
When friends and family ask what that we do, the shortest answer is that we provide professional ‘speed dating’ for the biotech industry. The slightly longer answer is that the most innovative biotech companies and large pharma companies rely on our tools and events to start partnerships that will bring new medicines to patients.
My job is rewarding on many levels: providing value to the life science industry and working closely with these incredibly smart executives and scientists is quite humbling. There is no better reward than a company reporting important milestones on a promising drug, and I know that the partnership was initiated at one of our events.
Working for an international company and in an industry that doesn’t have borders is fascinating. I am a German living in California, and on any given day I will interact with colleagues, partners and clients from China, Ecuador, Turkey, France, Israel and many other countries.
The best part of my job is leading the EBD team, a group of people with unmatched attention to detail and dedication to the company. We have a very dynamic team of strong individuals who are never shy to speak their mind and get engaged to improve processes, and therefore our products.
// Probably the best aspect of my job is leading the EBD team, a group of people with unmatched attention to detail and dedication to the company. //
Reporting Accountant, UK SSC
I started working at Informa’s UK Shared Service Centre in April 2007 as a Finance Administrator working on the publishing royalties for Taylor & Francis. Informa supported me through my AAT qualification by giving me the opportunity to take on additional tasks to develop my accounting skills. I continued my studies after AAT by pursuing my ACCA qualification, again supported by Informa.
I then moved into an accounting role where I prepared the balance sheet reconciliations and the management accounts for the UK SSC and Technology departments, which progressed into the role of Assistant Business Analyst. This gave me exposure to rolling forecasts and budgeting. In 2014 I became ACCA qualified and stepped into a Senior Accountant role supporting Knowledge & Networking’s Technology, Media and Telecoms business, where I developed my role further and gained understanding of another Informa business.
My most recent promotion to Reporting Accountant continues to provide new challenges and further career development such as the responsibility for managing staff. Informa has been supportive and allowed me to progress my career by providing experience and knowledge. The Company is exciting and varied, which can only continue to provide opportunities in the future.
// Informa has been supportive and allowed me to progress my career by providing experience and knowledge. //