Marija Sarafinovska is a PhD fellow in the field of brand ethics and innovation at the Department of Marketing.
Marija holds a BSc degree in Business and Economics from University of Bologna, Italy and a MSc degree in Accounting, Strategy, and Control from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Marija worked within the Patient Engagement and Advocacy team at Novo Nordisk. More specifically, she worked on patient engagement events, wrote various internal articles, prepared pre-reads and communicated with stakeholders on Patient Engagement Network meetings, involving more than a hundred colleagues across the value chain, alongside external stakeholders. She also collaborated with patients in taking their feedback on pre-launches as well as product/app innovations.
She worked as a Sales Financial Analyst at Reckitt Benckiser, the British multinational consumer goods company. Her tasks included reporting, forecasting, as well as providing financial support to the sales and marketing teams on the megabrands such as Vanish, Finish, Harpic and Cillit Bang.
Her experiences fueled her desire to investigate deeper the field of brand co-creation in the pharma industry from an academic point of view.