About Us


Science|Business exists to bring together three worlds which should work together but too often stumble apart: industry, research and policy. The Science|Business Network of universities, companies, and research and policy organisations is a uniquely powerful forum for driving innovation forward. Our newsletters reach Europes most influential innovators and policymakers. Our meetings bring together speakers and audiences looking to make a real difference. Our reports utilise our unrivalled expertise and knowledge of European policy making to analyse and point the way forward.

Maryline Fiaschi

Managing Director
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After six years managing EU education programmes with the European Commission, Maryline entered the media business in 2007. She held business development positions at Shanghai Daily and EU affairs media company EurActiv. She joined Science|Business in 2011 where she now leads the company’s operations and growth strategy. She is also an external evaluator for several EU higher education and research and innovation programmes. Maryline holds degrees from Université La Sorbonne, Università di Bologna and Université de Louvain.

Richard L. Hudson

Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board
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Rich has been a leading science and technology journalist in Europe for more than 30 years. In 2004 he co-founded London- and Brussels-based Science Business Publishing Ltd., a media and communications company focused on research and innovation in Europe; he is currently editor-in-chief and vice chair of the Board of Directors. Previously, he was with the Wall Street Journal for 25 years, as reporter, technology editor and, from 1997 to 2003, managing editor of the European edition. He began his career at the Boston Globe.

He is co-author of a book, now a best-seller in 13 languages, on how bad math on Wall Street leads to big losses. He wrote it with famed Yale/IBM mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot: The (mis)Behavior of Markets: A fractal view of risk, ruin & reward.” It won the Business Book of the Year award at the 2004 Frankfurt Book Fair, and according to Die Zeit, was read and “mentioned again and again in conversation” by Angela Merkel after the 2008 crash.

He is a graduate of Harvard College, a former Knight Fellow at MIT, and lives in Brussels.

Nuala Moran

Managing Editor

Nuala manages website editorial content and writes news and features for Science|Business. One of Europe's most experienced science and technology journalists, Nuala was formerly managing editor of Nature, innovation editor of the The Independent on Sunday and deputy editor of Computer Weekly. For the past 14 years she has covered the European biotechnology sector for the US publication BioWorld, and is a contributor to Nature Biotechnology. She has also been a regular contributor to the Financial Times. In 1995 she won the UK Technology Journalist of the year award and in 2006 was named as a Science Journalism Laureate by Purdue University.

Peter Wrobel

Founding Director

Peter co-founded Science|Business in 2004 with Richard Hudson and was its first editorial director. He now works on a variety of editorial projects within the company. From 1996 to 2004, Peter was managing editor of Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. He has 35 years' experience in writing and editing science journalism, including four years as head of publications at the UK Medical Research Council and eight years as chief sub-editor at New Scientist. He is a past chairman of the Association of British Science Writers.

Simon Pickard

Network Director

Simon leads on network engagement and development for Science|Business in line with the company’s growth strategy. He previously held directorial positions with The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) network and IDAS Global, a technology solutions provider to the global cash industry. Within these roles, he designed and coordinated a wide range of international projects focused on sustainability-driven innovation, both in research and education. Simon holds a Masters Degree from the University of Oxford and an MBA from HEC Paris School of Management.

Monica Dietl

Senior Advisor

Monica Dietl is senior advisor for the Healthy Measures initiative. Dietl is a neurobiologist who conducted research at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (UPMC), the University of Vienna, Sandoz in Basel, and Collège de France with Rhone Poulenc Santé in Paris. Before joining Science|Business she was also director of the Brussels office of France’s CNRS and was director of the COST Association.

David Pringle

Senior Advisor

An experienced business journalist, David Pringle is a London-based analyst, writer and editor working with organisations in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. A regular moderator of panel discussions at major industry conferences, David also serves as an editor and presenter on Mobile World Live television at the Mobile World Congress. Between 2000 and 2005, David was the European technology and telecommunications correspondent for The Wall Street Journal covering Vodafone, Nokia, Ericsson, British Telecom and other major multinationals. He has also served as deputy editor of Information Strategy, a pan-European title owned by The Economist Group.

Gary Finnegan

Health Editor

Gary Finnegan is Health Editor at Science|Business. He has a degree in physiology, an MSc in science communications and has worked as a health journalist and editor for 15 years. He won two Irish Medical Media Awards and was a national winner at the EU Health Prize for Journalists in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Michael Kenward, OBE

Editor at Large
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Michael is a regular contributor to Science Business and a leading UK-based science writer and editor. Michael started his career as physicist but gravitated to journalism and New Scientist magazine. He has written for Financial Times, The Engineer, Ingenia, BioWorld Today, Physics World. An award-winning journalist, he was one of the founder members of the UK Committee on the Public Understanding of Science and in 1990. In 1990 he received the Order of the British Empire “for services to journalism”.

Éanna Kelly

News Editor

Éanna is responsible for writing news features and research reports at Science|Business. He was previously a policy analyst with a Brussels-based communication agency specialising in R&D research and policy (ISC Intelligence in Science) and a research assistant with the RAND Corporation (Brussels office). Éanna has a degree in economics and law from Dublin City University and an MSc in political science from Trinity College Dublin.

Florin Zubascu

Online Editor

Florin is online editor at Science|Business. He is handling the Science|Business newsletter, and is in charge of research, writing and online production. Previously, Florin worked as a political science researcher, freelance web designer and online producer for various organisations and think-tanks in Romania and Hungary. He holds a degree in political science from Central European University in Budapest and he also studied at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca.

Charlotte Thorley

Project Adviser
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Charlotte provides expertise on research approaches, public engagement and involvement and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the Science|Business team. Previous roles have included the Royal Society, SEPnet (the South-East Physics Network), and most recently Queen Mary University of London where she established the nationally recognised Centre for Public Engagement, enabling QMUL to be the first institution to achieve a Gold Engage Watermark. She holds degrees in Physics and Astrophysics (MPhys) and Art Gallery and Museum Studies (MA) from the University of Manchester, and has recently completed her doctoral studies at the UCL Institute of Education in London, looking at the impacts on scientists of taking part in public engagement activities.

Lysiane Pons

Project Officer

Lysiane executes Science|Business projects. She is also working on the Healthy Measures initiative and is the contact point for Science|Business Network members. Before joining the company in 2016, she worked for the French Institute of Thessaloniki and as a communication manager for various patient associations in Greece. She has also worked as an intern in cultural institutions in France such as the Centre Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art of Paris and the Finnish Institute. Lysiane holds a degree in Cultural Mediation from University Paris 8.

Jenny Ching-Wei Lee

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jenny started her career at UNICEF PARMO Brussels as the Communications and Visibilities Officer, and moved on to The Conference Board as Manager, Executive Programme Services, managing approx. 20% of the company’s council member base. She joined Science|Business in 2018, where she’s responsible for marketing, art and social media . Jenny holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Master of Law from the Open University.

 

Natalia Grzomba

Project Assistant

Natalia is supporting the management of Science|Business events. She joined the company in 2017 after having completed a policy internship in the Brussels office of the White Rose University Consortium – a partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Earlier she had worked as a Business Researcher in the British Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. Natalia holds a bachelor’s degree in English Philology from the University of Silesia, Poland, and a master’s degree in Culture and Thought after 1945 from the University of York, UK.

Stefania Gavra

Project Assistant

Stefania joined the team in 2018 and is currently supporting the execution of the Science|Business projects. After obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting from the Ionian University, she worked as a translator in Greece, specialising in political and legal translation. Before joining Science|Business, Stefania assisted in the implementation of the European Parliament’s DG COMM projects. She also holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Richard Flaye

Chairman of the Board, Science|Business

Richard Flaye is a portfolio director, mentor, consultant, angel investor and trainer. He grew up in Uganda, read politics and parliamentary studies at Oxford, worked as an economist with the Swaziland Government and then got an MBA from Harvard. He spent four years with McKinsey and Co and then joined Reed Business Publishing. He is currently an investor in and chairman of Reds10, a Big Venture Challenge winner in 2011, which gains long term, skilled employment for disadvantaged young people in London through apprenticeships in the construction industry. He is actively involved with BuildAfrica, a charity which helps young people in East Africa.

 

Richard L. Hudson

Editor-in-chief & Vice Chair of the Board
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Rich has been a leading science and technology journalist in Europe for more than 30 years. In 2004 he co-founded London- and Brussels-based Science Business Publishing Ltd., a media and communications company focused on research and innovation in Europe; he is currently editor-in-chief and vice chair of the Board of Directors. Previously, he was with the Wall Street Journal for 25 years, as reporter, technology editor and, from 1997 to 2003, managing editor of the European edition. He began his career at the Boston Globe.

He is co-author of a book, now a best-seller in 13 languages, on how bad math on Wall Street leads to big losses. He wrote it with famed Yale/IBM mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot: The (mis)Behavior of Markets: A fractal view of risk, ruin & reward.” It won the Business Book of the Year award at the 2004 Frankfurt Book Fair, and according to Die Zeit, was read and “mentioned again and again in conversation” by Angela Merkel after the 2008 crash.

He is a graduate of Harvard College, a former Knight Fellow at MIT, and lives in Brussels.

Maryline Fiaschi

Managing Director
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After six years managing EU education programmes with the European Commission, Maryline entered the media business in 2007. She held business development positions at Shanghai Daily and EU affairs media company EurActiv. She joined Science|Business in 2011 where she now leads the company’s operations and growth strategy. She is also an external evaluator for several EU higher education and research and innovation programmes. Maryline holds degrees from Université La Sorbonne, Università di Bologna and Université de Louvain.

Peter Wrobel

Founding Director

Peter co-founded Science|Business in 2004 with Richard Hudson and was its first editorial director. He now works on a variety of editorial projects within the company. From 1996 to 2004, Peter was managing editor of Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. He has 35 years' experience in writing and editing science journalism, including four years as head of publications at the UK Medical Research Council and eight years as chief sub-editor at New Scientist. He is a past chairman of the Association of British Science Writers.

John Wyles

Member of Science|Business Board

For more than 20 years John Wyles has been a leading communications consultant in Brussels and a newspaper columnist. He originated and developed communications strategies and projects for a wide variety of clients and for five years was the European Commission’s external communications advisor on the launch of the euro. John was also a journalist for the Financial Times for almost twenty years as Brussels bureau chief, Foreign News Editor and Rome Correspondent before becoming Deputy Editor of L’Indipendente of Milan. John writes a fortnightly column in the European Voice, and recently held the position of Chief Strategy Coordinator and Acting Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre, to which he has been a Senior Advisor since 1997. John is British, and alongside his native English speaks French and Italian. He lives in Brussels.