Based in Roseland, New Jersey, Dr. Craig Gelband has built a successful career as a pharmaceutical professional through his work with such firms as Organon USA, Inc., and Ogilvy CommonHealth Medical Education. An avid traveler, Craig Gelband has visited numerous European countries, including Sweden.
Sweden is a nation rich with culture that dates back thousands of years. When taking a trip to the Scandinavian country, there are a number of ways to delve into Swedish history.
If you want to learn more about the ancient culture of Sweden, you should travel to Jokkmokk in early February. Since the early 1600s, the indigenous Sami people have gathered in this city annually to trade with the local people. During this time, you can also watch music performances and reindeer races. At the local Sami museum, you can learn more about the history of Sweden’s nomadic reindeer herders.
You can experience a different aspect of Swedish culture by visiting the city of Visby in Gotland. Located on the coast, this town has prospered since it was part of the Hanseatic League during the Middle Ages. Throughout your visit, you can see the famous Ringmuren Wall and the other medieval architectural features that have helped Visby become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Craig Gelband serves as Vice President, Group Medical Director at Ogilvy CommonHealth Medical Education, a WPP Company offering professional education programs for clients in the pharmaceutical sector. Craig Gelband draws upon five years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs and sales training.
Perennially recognized as one of the most lucrative sales opportunities in the United States, pharmaceutical sales shares many of the same requirements as other sales careers. Candidates for pharmaceutical sales positions must demonstrate a strong work ethic and an ability to work as a member of a team. As with many other sales positions, successful pharmaceutical sales reps must be confident and positive, which ultimately helps them close more sales.
Although all sales positions require an in-depth knowledge of the product, pharmaceutical sales involves highly technical information about medicine and pharmacology. Successful sales reps must be able to understand this information and learn new information on a continuing basis. Pharmaceutical sales reps must also be able to build an immediate rapport with doctors, who often have little time for extended sales calls.