Testimonials From The Pharma Business Development Course

Highly informative and useful, with a lot of practicality.

ELC Group

Fionna Tan, Business Development Manager - Czech Republic - September 2017
Great BD overview course! I particularly highly valued Martin Austin’s expertise.

Vectron Biosolutions

Trond Erik Aune, CEO - Norway - March 2017
It is a good general overview without being too detailed. Great for someone getting into BD but also a good refresher.

Crescendo Biologics

Brian McGuinness, Head of New Product and Business Opportunities - United Kingdom - December 2016
Mr. Martin Austin has a 360° expertise on BD, it is a full spectrum business development course.

PharmEvo

Nadeem Rehmat, Business Development Director - Pakistan - December 2016
Excellent Pharma Business Development course with a brilliant speaker and overall well-organised.

medac

Daniel Banovic, Global Portfolio Manager - Germany - September 2016
Martin was able to explain lots of complex information in a manner that was easy to understand and to absorb. His real life experiences added a lot of colour to the course material.

Niseko Health

David Hammond, Commercial Director - United Kingdom - September 2016
Thanks to the valuable experience of Martin Austin, I caught different aspects for my future business development activities. I will use it for my daily business life. Thank you again!

Abdi Ibrahim

Ece Akbiyik, Account Executive - Turkey - September 2016
Excellent course for BD professionals to have an overview of knowledge of the different aspects. Martin brings all his wide experience and sense of humour to make it very interesting.

Acino Pharma

Talal Maghout, Director Business Development - Switzerland - September 2016
A condensed and very insightful BD course, led by a great industry expert!

STEPSTONE Pharma

Giovanna Haupt, Business Development - Switzerland - April 2016
Very inspiring course, focused on the real meaning and value of the BusDev function.

AstraZeneca

Maria Luisa Giorello, Head of Partnering & Portfolio - Italy - April 2016
Very informative and well-structured training on all aspects of Business Development with real life examples. Excellent choice of location as well.

Abdi Ibrahim

Yeliz Uncu, Business Development Supervisor - Turkey - April 2016
Martin Austin is an inexhaustible source of information. 2 days are too short to cover it all - so jump on him and squeeze him out!

Enceladus Pharmaceuticals

Bart Metselaar, CEO - The Netherlands - December 2015
The course helped me to deepen my knowledge of technical financial analysis in the pharma industry.

Sanofi

Emir Yetisener, Business Development Specialist - Turkey - December 2015
Thank you so much for this great opportunity and new experience for me. I learned a lot of new and useful things and am sure that I will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in my work processes.

Abbott

Margarita Makarova, New Business Development Specialist - Russia - December 2015
It was the 'sense check' I needed for the process of business development. It gives me clarity in terms of looking to improve our own local process.

Helsinn

Victor Badu, International Brand Manager - Switzerland - December 2015
I got a perfect first overview on key responsibilities of BD.

Roche Diagnostics

Julia Schwarz, Business Development - Switzerland - September 2015
Well managed course which provides a good framework for Business Development.

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Europe

Amarijt Reahal, General Manager - United Kingdom - March 2015
Very attractive and beneficial course to understand the BD Dynamics. Martin Austin has a good way of reflecting his experiences.

Nobel Pharmaceuticals

Ezgi Boz, Business Development Specialist - Turkey - March 2015
Straight talk, Martin Austin tells it as it is.

United Laboratories

Michael Hsu, VP R&D Business Development - Philippines - March 2015
Great course. Very skilled lecturer with great presentation skills, he knows how to keep our attention. I'm leaving this course with new ideas and I also gained new skills including targeting, negotiation and profiling.

Hemofarm

Ivan Tadic, Head of Controlling - Serbia - November 2014
Excellent course with a top level review of major topics of Business Development. Martin's teaching techniques are unique. I would highly recommend this course to relevant executives!

Hemofarm

Zarko Lelovac, Counsel to the CEO - Serbia - November 2014
It was an entertaining & engaging journey into the BD universe, presented by a very knowledgeable & experienced executive. It was great to get served a high-level overview of the BD&L function, sprinkled with plenty of real-life situations!

Roche

Denis Bronnikov, Business Development Director, Roche Partnering - Switzerland - September 2014
Martin combines expertise with a broad knowledge, and sparkles his course with anecdotes and funny incidents from his professional life.

LEO Pharma

Laura Berger, Medical Director - Switzerland - September 2014
(Martin is) Very informed, has seen and done it all before. He is patient in answering questions and a straight talker!

Pfizer

Mahmood Ibrahim, Business Development Lead, Africa & Middle East Region - United Arab Emirates - September 2014
A very good intro to BD provided by a pro. Highly recommended for anyone starting out in BD. I enjoyed learning from this course as Martin is an expert in the field with very relevant experience!

Novartis

Tuan Pham, Director Strategic Planning - Switzerland - September 2014
Very comprehensive course. I would advise new team members in BD to attend!

Pierre Fabre

Frédéric Bonfils, Corporate Alliance Director - France - April 2014
A highly comprehensive and focused overview of business development in pharma. Pragmatic and entertaining at the same time!

Sanofi

Marcel Ledon, Deputy Director Partnerships - France - November 2013
Very brilliant expert, very nice course, sometimes tough for a beginner but many tracks to follow.

Servier

Caryn Thibierge-Trocme, Directeur de Projets - France - October 2013
I would highly recommend this 2-day BD course. Martin Austin's experience in this field is of great value. Martin has transformed this intensive interesting 2 days course in an interactive training, by sharing with the entire group and during each of the discussed sessions his long acquired experience as well as his passion and talent in this field.

Shire

Abdallah Delage, Medical Manager - France - June 2013
The organization of this pharma business development workshop was at the highest level!

Egis

Marta Przytula, Junior Business Development Manager - Poland - December 2012
By attending this course, you get great insight into the industry. Thanks for a practical and entertaining course!

Mitotech Pharma

Natalia Perekhvatova, Director - UK - December 2012
A very convenient location and a great presenter with a vivid style. I very much benefitted from his rich experience and the wealth of examples he gave.

PharmaZell

Thomas Graffe, Director Business Development - Germany - December 2012
This course was a perfect match for me and I believe that spin-off companies from university can learn a great deal from courses like this.

A1M Pharma

Magnus Gram, Senior Scientist, PhD - Sweden - October 2012
Mr. Austin with his long diversified experience was able to deliver the concept of Business Development in a simple way, using real examples and some exercises to simplify different techniques and tools required to develop business in the pharmaceutical industry.

Servier

Ayman Naguib, Business Development Manager – Gulf Region - Dubai - June 2012
Martin Austin is very engaging. He has a deep understanding of all aspects of pharma BD work

Roche

Filippo Mulinacci, Business Development & Licensing Associate - Switzerland - June 2012