Anca Babor is Director of Strategy at BMJ and BMJ New Ventures. She has been with the company for eight years. Prior to this, she worked with Thomson Reuters and GSK in several Strategy and investment roles.
In her current role, she covers a few aspects:
- leading the strategy planning activities and innovation. In the past year, she worked very closely with the Publishing team to develop their Global Publishing Strategy.
- the operational aspect of her role includes the management of the China and India offices: these are two very exciting businesses, which are at an inflection point of transitioning from startups to mature businesses.
Another distinct part of her role and skillset is investments – both organic and through acquisitions. Anca set up BMJ New Ventures three years ago and developed a pipeline of investable companies.
The aim of BMJ New Ventures is to invest in and partner with early-stage digital companies that align with our core business and mission. Anca led the first VC-type of investments that BMJ has ever made.
She currently sits on the Board of Patchwork, a locum recruitment software company, which is one of their investments.
Anca holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.