Alena Blank-Giwojna

Dr., MBA

Düsseldorf, Germany


Multilingual PhD in Biosciences with expertise in Drug Development, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, AI, an MBA, and over 9 years of experience in research and commercial positions.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 9 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Divestitures, Joint Venture, Commercial Due Diligence, Technical Due Diligence, Value Creation & Enhancement, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint etc

Languages: German, English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian

Work Experience

Molecular Health

Business Development AI Pharma Solutions



- Now

• Market Research, Competitive Intelligence collection, Market trends analysis • Drug in-licensing opportunities identification and evaluation • Biotech business plan writing • Leads and partnerships identification and relationships establishment • AI in Drug Development scientific proposal writing, incl. cost and effort estimations • Establishment and implementation of business strategy and a brand plan • Sales cycle establishment and management • Pitch deck creations, offer negotiations • Pricing for AI fee-for-service and SaaS (cost- and value-based pricing)

Molecular Health

Scientific Project Manager



- 1/1/2022

• Cost-, human resources -, time – scope, and quality management in data- and AI-driven SaaS projects for Pharma clients in Drug Development • Scientific proposal writing in drug development for clients and a successful grant application for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wiriting • Coordination and support of the development and launch of AI-driven SaaS for clinical trials LOA prediction • Establishment and leadership of a 12-month operational plan for the AI platform development • Business plan writing for fundraising • Pitch deck, scientific poster preparation, marketing material preparation

WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management

Founder and President of WHU MBA Life Science Club, A Non-profit Organization, Düsseldorf (Germany)



- 1/6/2022

1. Founded a one-of-a-kind club in Germany aiming to bridge science and businesses 2. Pitch decks preparation 3. Strategy estbalishment and leading the implementation 4. Led a crossfunctional team of 11 people 5. Key speakers invitations, speaker events and workshops orgnization 6. Identification and establishement of partnership opportunities with VCs, Pharma, and leading consulting companies

German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

Research Specialist



- 1/12/2018

1. Initiated and accomplished 3 research projects about epigenetics’ and RNA’s role in oncogenesis 2. Established novel techniques to unreveal a novel mechanism of how cancer is being initiated 3. Worked with CRISPR, CHiP, and other state-of-art molecular tools 4. Led a team of 3 students and 2 technical assistants 5. Published research results as scientific articles in 2 high-impact journals, and 1 book chapter, presented research results at international conferences


WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Business Administration, Management



- 1/6/2021

The Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg




- 1/12/2018

University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk




- 1/6/2014

University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk




- 1/6/2012