Thriving in an inclusive and supportive culture at Roche - Meet Hemesh
Hi, I am Hemesh. I joined Roche in February 2021, and I’m currently working as a Senior Analyst at the Global Analytics and Technology Center of Excellence (GATE) in Chennai (India).
Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by data and the field of data science. My passion for this field truly solidified during my time working as a data analyst in my first company, where I saw first-hand the potential of data science to revolutionise the healthcare sector, with the ability to make a direct positive impact on people’s lives.
Another driving factor for me to venture my career path in data science and analytics is the fact that data science being an interdisciplinary field involves a lot of creativity and is very experimental, which undoubtedly matches with my hobbies. My responsibilities as a Senior Analyst at Roche’s GATE division include working on the commercial data across the portfolio and helping the business to make strategic decisions by generating actionable insights using advanced analysis and tools, which enables it to easily scale the process across the portfolio and also account for new product launches.
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
There are always those forces beyond our control, but there are also those forces which are within our ability to regulate. If opportunities are rare, then one must be ready for them when they come in order to take advantage. For me one such opportunity was to become a part of the GATE team. GATE cultivates a culture of inclusivity, appreciation and a shared sense of purpose, working closely with individuals to set professional development goals and foster growth within the organisation. This makes it one of the best places to work, where employees feel valued and supported.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
slide 1 of 10 The Perspectives Programme is an excellent way of getting to know Roche and gain insights on how we are evolving personalised healthcare for the benefit of patients. It’s also a great way to focus on your strengths and the opportunities that lie ahead. Severin Schwan, CEO Roche
One other core value of GATE is its team collaboration. Teamwork and collaboration organise people around projects, to create a common focus. The team members at GATE are very supportive and have each other’s backing. The positive feedback and recognition we receive from various stakeholders is a testament to our team’s success. “Success is best when it’s shared” is a rightly fit description when it comes to the GATE Excellence Awards programme. Individuals and teams are awarded and recognised for their amazing work on a periodic basis when the whole team comes together to celebrate each other’s successes.
At Roche, I have had the opportunity to be part of many great programmes and initiatives that truly demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to employee well-being. It’s amazing to see how Roche values not only our work but also our personal lives. There are various events and activities organised by Roche that provide ample opportunities for employees to come together and celebrate life outside work. All in all, come and join GATE to make the difference “Doing now what patients need next.”