Hello Sari, hello Benito, hello Gaurav, could you please introduce yourselves and tell something about your background?
"Thank you, Florian, for this opportunity to tell a bit about ourselves. We are very happy to be part of the MAFINEX family!
In terms of professional background and personality, we couldn’t be more diverse. Sari, for instance, our CEO, is quite a personality. Entrepreneurship runs in his family and his parents have owned numerous restaurants ever since they moved from Armenia to Spain. Sari set up his first business during his engineering studies in Barcelona. A cocktail bar – actually a very successful one – but studying and working late every day until 3am was hard to combine on the long-term. Sari became a passionate project manager soon after, with an impressive track record of over 100 successfully managed projects in IT and Pharma. He could have done anything, but he left his job at Boston Consulting Group to build Visual Abstract. It was something he had to do. Visual Abstract is proud to have Sari as CEO.
Gaurav on the other hand was born and raised in India among poets, artists and painters. His father is a very respected artist and designer, his portrait of B. R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, still hangs in the Indian parliament house, New Delhi. Naturally, Gaurav pursued a career in design and architecture. He has subsequently worked in the building and real-estate business for many years. But in his heart, he always yearned to continue the family tradition. Gaurav’s father has coordinated illustrators and artists for three decades. Now, at Visual Abstract, Gaurav leads the next generation of designers and establishes a new school of medical/scientific illustration. Gaurav heads all our product management and digital marketing activities.
My background is in medicine. At Visual Abstract, I contribute medical research expertise and head our R&D efforts. Originally trained as a neurosurgeon and as a cancer researcher, I spent the last 15 years either in the operating room or in the lab."