Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi there, my name is Lukas and I am working as a health economist at Roche. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors and travelling. As a native of Switzerland, I am an avid skier and spend most of my winter holidays in the mountains. In the summer I travel extensively and enjoy exploring new places and cultures in South America or Asia.
After completing high school in my hometown of Basel I discovered my passion for economics and completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Basel. I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in economics and enrolled at the University of St. Gallen.
I first joined Roche while writing my Master’s thesis in collaboration with the Health Economics team and remained with the team after earning my degree.
In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?
I work at the Roche site in Basel, which is Roche’s headquarters and one of its largest sites, with around 10,000 employees from over 90 nations. The site’s urban location makes it very accessible. Due to the substantial growth of Roche over the last few years the site has expanded significantly, and what will be Switzerland’s tallest building is currently being built here.
Why did you decide to join Roche and why at this location?
Growing up in Basel, I always had a connection to the pharmaceutical industry that defines this city. I recall walking past the Roche site and wondering what all these people did every day. When I got the opportunity to write my Master’s thesis in health economics at Roche, I realised that it would be a great way to combine my interest in pharmaceutics with my passion for economics.