My name is Matteo Bacchin and I am Global Brand Manager for our immunotherapy portfolio and our emergency product for severe allergic reactions. I have been with ALK since 2009 and recently I embarked on a new exciting adventure, moving from Italy to Denmark to take on new responsibilities in Global Marketing.
Part of a big family
What I appreciate most about working in ALK is the feeling of being part of a big family where people care for each other and work in a united manner to accomplish goals. It's important not to underestimate the value in having a work environment where colleagues are supportive and share their successes with common pride. For me personally, this family trait has become even more evident now that I'm a foreigner in a new country; the warm welcome and open arms I have met everywhere is overwhelming. It's part of ALK’s DNA.
Moving to a global position
ALK is a company with great potential and a strong focus on growth – both in terms of our geographical expansion, our product portfolio and our employees' strengths and skills. I never thought that I would have an international career. However, when the opportunity presented itself, I took the chance. I'm looking forward to moving from a local to a global position, and I have already realised that having the global responsibility is more complex; you need to have the full picture and adapt a broader perspective on matters. And as for being an Italian in Copenhagen; I'll work on my business English first and next I'll buy a bike and study Danish!