“From real estate to big pharma”

Jesper Birk Østergaard

Senior Manager

Senior Manager at Base life science since 2016
Market economist (international marketing)

Being educated as a market economist and working as a real estate broker, a career in life science consulting was not exactly carved out for me. But I have always managed to create my own career path. When my real estate chain needed someone to train other brokers in internal IT systems I jumped at the opportunity. One year later, in 2001, Danish big pharma Novo Nordisk recruited additional IT consultants, and I found myself in the heart of life science. In my perspective, drive and will greatly affect your chances to succeed – not only your background. These characteristics are also building bricks in good consulting.

In my life science career, I have both worked for some of the world’s biggest life science companies and held positions at small biotech companies. I have worked at various levels: With general management as a manager, as a generalist and as a specialist. I have worked with IT Project Management, IT Sourcing, IT Quality Assurance, IT Compliance , etc. The common denominator for all my positions is that I have worked with, and around, IT in the life science industry.

At BASE I deal with both hands-on implementation and company strategies for our clients. As a consultant, you work very independently and spend most of your time with clients. The projects are complex and challenging, just as I prefer, and my colleagues always have my back should I need sparring. Different challenges call for different types of experience, knowledge, and professional training and at BASE life science we employ great minds from various backgrounds. Our company culture is a great mix of mutual respect, ambition, and a friendly atmosphere. Much like a family, really.

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