We are delighted to announce that Lucy Hykin has been named as Head of Academic Market. Lucy will lead the development of the Abintegro proposition to universities, business schools, colleges and other education institutions, and take responsibility for the overall commercial performance. This is the first of many forthcoming exciting announcements relating to Abintegro’s increasing investment in the academic market, building upon the creation of the Abintegro Customer Success Management team in 2017.
Having joined Abintegro in early 2015, Lucy has spent 3 years working with more than 75 universities in the UK in an account management and consulting capacity, ensuring the Abintegro platform is configured to meet the unique needs of each institution and helping to share best practice amongst Abintegro customers. Lucy has previously worked for the Institute of Directors on their student membership scheme and for HH Education Services, so now has 9 years of experience in supporting student employability and experience using technology.
Commenting on Lucy’s new role, Tony Heard, Managing Director at Abintegro, said:
“We are delighted to promote Lucy into the Head of Academic Market role at Abintegro. Lucy has developed a deep understanding of how institutions can improve their career service outreach and effectiveness using the Abintegro platform and she is uniquely positioned to be able to take responsibility for ensuring our service continuously develops to best meet the needs of the academic clients we support.”
In 2017 there were 4.5 million career development activities completed by 230,000 users on the Abintegro platform. With 1000s of videos, soft-skills eLearning courses, career assessments, aptitude tests and interactive career tools, academic institutions configure the platform and upload their own content. Lucy’s new role will ensure the content, tools and support from Abintegro continue to be client-driven and based on a mature understanding of the fast-paced change taking place in the education sector.