Interview of employees: Christian Dagnaes
We regularly conduct interviews with employees so that they share their experiences within AIXIAL.
Hello Christian, can you introduce yourself?
I am a 27-year-old Experienced Business Manager and graduate engineer from the Technical University of Denmark where I have specialized in Biomedical Engineering. I have been working for AIXIAL Group for 1,5 years – I joined the company in January 2020 – first in Larix in Denmark and then in AIXIAL Switzerland. Before that I worked in Sales and Business Development.
What does your job consist of?
I am in charge of recruiting a team of consultants in my business unit. The consultants come from the Good Clinical Practice field: Data Management, Statistics, Programming, Pharmacovigilance, Medical Writing, etc. I also deal with finding new clients and nurturing the relations with our current clients by organizing regular follow-up meetings among others.
Why did you choose to move out to Switzerland?
I am a native German speaker, and working abroad in a German speaking country is something I have always wanted to do. When I was younger, I lived and studied in Switzerland. I wanted to move back to Switzerland to use my German skills, and because I love the culture.
Moreover, working for AIXIAL Switzerland is a new challenge for me: I will help AIXIAL establish relations almost from the beginning, which was not the case in Larix. Also, the way people do business is very different from a country to another so I will have to adapt and be versatile. I am looking forward to taking up the challenge.
What do you think of the international opportunities within AIXIAL Group?
As a Business Manager for AIXIAL, we have the ability and the opportunity to work and move to Switzerland is a good example of the international opportunities we have within the AIXIAL Group. AIXIAL Group is now present in many European countries such as Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, and now Romania through the recent acquisition of Cmed Group.
Interview conducted by Angélique Laquet and Rachel Moller Nissen, August 2021