Ana Nicholls set up the Economist Intelligence Unit's Industry Briefing services and now oversees our coverage of the automotive, consumer goods and retail, and healthcare sectors, helped by a team of country and industry analysts. She has worked as a journalist for 20 years, covering a variety of business sectors, as well as reporting on economic development and management of healthcare and education systems. She spent five years editing business magazines for EMAP Business Communications in London before moving to Lithuania to work as an editor for the United Nations. She subsequently spent five years in Vienna reporting on the transition process in Eastern Europe for the Economist Group, before moving to the Economist Intelligence Unit's London office in 2002. Ana has a BA and MA in English from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Anya graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Natural Sciences (Medicine). She has worked in medical and healthcare PR for leading biotech and pharma companies, and written articles that have been published in high-profile publications such as MTB Europe and Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory. Anya is writing the BioPortfolio blog, in addition to editing and writing content for the BioPortfolio Blog and Channels’ pages. She is also responsible for expanding the social media aspects of BioPortfolio, specifically through Twitter and tailored newsletters.
An agricultural economist with 28 years experience in the agricultural biotechnology industry and in consultancy. Peter worked at the Agricultural Genetics Company for 12 years in project management, business planning and development. He has a good understanding of technology and its application in agricultural and food markets. He has written and completed many market research projects on the market development and exploitation of agricultural biotechnology. He is a specialist in the environmental impact of biotechnology crops, notably relating to their impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
The world of pharma and biotech isn't all about the drugs and the science - its about the people who use the devices and take the drugs. As a patient herself, but with a strong medical and science background, Anya de Iongh understands the role that patients can play in the world of pharma, biotech and healthcare. She is an e-patient herself, where the "e" stands for engaged, expert and electronic, and will blog along those themes. This blog is documenting the growing revolution of patients, providing the patient perspective on BioPortfolio.