21 September 2016
It’s been a few weeks since we last did our spotlight feature and this week we are talking to our Business Development Executive Zaid Risheq. Zaid has been part of the team since the beginning of May; let’s hear his thoughts about Aptamer!
Hi Zaid, you are our newest member of staff, what made you apply for the position?
Ever since this opportunity popped up, I never thought twice really. I believe that my skills, qualifications and experience are tailored to the position and therefore I have confidence I can utilize my abilities to the maximum. It was a no Brainer!
What does a ‘normal day’ look like for you?
That is an interesting question but tricky at the same time. There is not one day just like the other to be honest which makes this role extremely interesting. Holistically speaking during my typical workday, I am responsible for propelling business activities, creating marketing and advertising campaigns, and ensuring effective client outreach and collaboration. You can now imagine how diverse my day can be!
Is there a particular area of the Business Development role you enjoy the most?
It has to be the range of people and different professions that I interact and exchange ideas with. This not only enhances my skills in drawing the lines, but also widens my knowledge of other areas which I may also find very interesting.
Like Casey, you have worked in labs throughout your academic career, what was it that made you changed direction to a sales role?
This was an area have thoroughly enjoyed throughout my previous experiences outside academia. I therefore thought why not combine both my interest and passion for business in one!
If you weren’t in this career, what job might you have ended up doing?
I was very close to turning to aviation and following the footsteps of my father. I might have been somewhere in the sky flying from one place to another but I decided to follow what my heart was telling me to do. I’m extremely happy with my decision and I know it was the right thing to do!
Thanks for your time Zaid! We will let you get back to your busy day.
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