Tell us about yourself/your team.
I am an expert scientist in molecular biology at GSK Vaccines (Belgium). I hold a PhD in Immunology from the Université de la Méditerranée (France) and completed post-doctoral training in Cancer Immunogenetics at the Gustave Roussy Institute (France). I have always wanted to participate in the quest towards new classes of well tolerated anti-cancer therapies and thus decided to join the GSK Antigen-Specific Cancer Immunotherapeutic (ASCI) program three years ago. My group participates in the characterization of tumor-specific antigens and related biomarkers at the molecular level and their implementation in clinical trials.
What makes you an intrapreneur? What are the skills, capabilities, and personality traits that make you an intrapreneur?
In my opinion, there are two kinds of people: people who have ideas but never do anything about them, and people who do something about their ideas. I have always wanted to be one of the doers. I like to generate new ideas which address issues and tackle the underlying causes of problems to create strategies and a vision for the future. In other words, I have creative and innovative thinking skills. Moreover, I am determined, persevering, diplomatic and able to lead cross-functional teams.