Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Aymeric Lagarde and I am from France. I was born in Reims, the capital of the Champagne region in the north-eastern part of the country.
A few years after earning my first degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering, I completed an MBA at Cambridge University. I joined Roche in September 2007 in an HR role.
One of my many passions outside work is water polo. For 20 years of my life, I spent part of nearly every day at a swimming pool. Even though I no longer play water polo, I still occasionally enjoy watching a game on weekends.
In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
I am currently working at the global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. What I like about this location is the diverse, multicultural environment. I live in France and commute to work in Basel every morning. It takes me 45 minutes door to door, which is tolerable.
Why did you decide to join Roche and why at this location?
I joined Roche because of the many career opportunities available here and because Roche is committed to transforming patients’ lives.
As the global headquarters of Roche, Basel offers more HR opportunities than I can even think of, from global strategic functions to regional and local operational roles.
The Roche purpose is one of the main reasons why I am here. I do not have a medical degree, but by hiring and developing business leaders, I feel I am doing something that helps save and improve lives. The first day I joined Roche I thought about my grandfather, who had died of cancer a few years earlier. I still very often think about the impact my work has on patients’ lives.