Trying new things and experimenting has always been a way for me to satisfy my curiosity. As a teenager in the early 2000s, I was very intrigued by the first mobile phones and wanted to understand better how this magic was possible! I went to an engineering school and specialised in telecommunications, and then did an MBA to widen my horizon and specialise in finance while leveraging every opportunity I was given to go abroad for internships or exchange programmes.
I discovered towards the end of my studies the innovative nature of the pharmaceuticals industry, and having benefited from medical treatments as a kid, my heart settled on starting my career in finance in a pharmaceuticals company. As a young professional, I could not imagine settling in Paris and in my home country, I wanted to continue discovering different environments and roles in the global pharmaceuticals industry.
I was lucky to join Roche through the Finance Perspectives programme, which enabled me to better understand how innovative products were developed and how external products were brought inside through partnerships. My first rotations were in Basel in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Global Product Strategy (GPS) and in San Francisco as a Lifecycle Finance Business Partner. My fourth stop was in Spain, where I had the chance to visit many hospitals while working as a sales rep for a few months in the Diagnostics Division. This work was quite eye-opening and made me understand the reality of healthcare professionals. After this, my last rotation was in the area of market access in the UK and enabled me to better grasp the complexity of the different healthcare systems.
"Roche enables me to follow my passion for innovation in science and technology while focusing on strategic finance: how to facilitate decision-making at the right time on the right topics so that our affiliates can concentrate on what matters most: supporting our people and partners with our ecosystem"
slide 1 of 2 I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
I then had the pleasure to join the French affiliate as the Head of Controlling & Strategic Planning for a few years, where I could contribute to the French affiliate’s transformation and journey, together with my many talented colleagues and my team. I am now the Finance Manager for the Singapore pharmaceuticals affiliate, and I do my best to enable the earliest access possible to innovative drugs for the Singapore patients.
Roche enables me to follow my passion for innovation in science and technology while focusing on strategic finance: how to facilitate decision-making at the right time on the right topics so that our affiliates can concentrate on what matters most: supporting our people and partners with our ecosystem.
We have been transforming a lot of what we do and how we do things in the last couple of years, and it enabled me to grow tremendously as I faced different challenges: simplifying radically and doing less to impact more is easier said than done! What motivates me is the collaborative spirit we have at Roche, and the networked way of working: colleagues help each other and join forces so that we reach our common goals.