With nearly two decades of experience, fluency in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), an MBA, a Master’s degree in science and her CITP designation, Griselda Ramos brings an impressive and unique combination of assets to her international trade career.
After earning a degree in veterinary medicine from Mexico and her M.Sc. in animal science from Australia, she moved back to Mexico for her first job as a technical affairs officer with a veterinary pharmaceutical company.
Realizing how business knowledge could augment her scientific expertise, she then went back to school to earn a marketing diploma and took a new job as a marketing assistant with Merial Mexico (now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies). In her new role, she combined her two areas of knowledge to implement marketing strategies, coordinate events, design brochures and marketing tools, and perform market research.
Adding international trade to her science and business background
Two years later, Griselda moved to Canada and began working at CiToxLab, a contract research organization dedicated to outsourcing pre-clinical research services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry worldwide, as their Global Business Development Manager.
“I was helping to contract research services throughout all phases of drug development from preclinical to clinical phases I – IV, and worked heavily with companies in both North America and Europe. I also opened new markets for the company in the U.S., Spain and Australia. One of my career highlights was the first time I signed a single contract worth more than a million dollars!”
She has now lived in the Montreal area for over a decade, working for pharmaceutical companies in various business development and consulting positions. Her work has helped these companies meet their sales goals, acquire many new customers worldwide, meet their customers’ regulatory requirements, and monitor and analyze data related to drug development and clinical trials.
During her time in Montreal, she has also made professional development an important focus. In 2007 she earned her diploma in project management from McGill, and then graduated from Concordia’s Executive MBA program in 2015.
Exploring new trade opportunities as a CITP
In 2019, Griselda applied for and earned her Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation through the Executive Path, specifically designed to accelerate the process for professionals with 10+ years of trade experience.
I applied because I wanted to give a professional and international boost to my career while continuing to build my network. I am thrilled to now be a CITP! I feel that it is a very powerful tool that can help me meet my career goals.
As a talented expert in the international pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, Griselda is poised to continue to excel in this field and to help companies meet even the most ambitious sales and acquisition goals.
Learn more about the CITP®|FIBP® designation
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATION—CITP®|FIBP®
Advance your career and build your professional credibility in the field of global business by earning the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.
Why Earn the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) Designation?
The Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation is the world’s leading professional designation for the field of international business. So whether you’re new to global trade or have over a decade of direct experience, you’ll find the CITP designation can help advance your career and build your professional credibility.
The CITP designation sets you apart in the competitive international business industry because it’s proof you possess the competencies global business experts have identified as being essential for a successful career in international trade. It also recognizes your dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development—both of which are desirable traits for today’s global business practitioners.