Senior leadership was not my goal, but as my career evolved, I learned that I could make a greater impact for patients by focusing on the collective strength of individuals. That’s what I love about Roche. There are opportunities to evolve and grow as you discover your own career passions.
I am Silke, a trained pharmacist and head of the Technical Development Department for Biologics in Europe. When I joined Roche as a scientist 15 years ago, I just wanted to be part of the collective effort to develop new medicines for patients. Over the years, I have had the chance to learn and grow in different roles - from a lab head to a global project leader, from being part of research to supporting commercial manufacturing sites. Along this journey I found a passion for fostering a culture of respect, where people work together as equals and are empowered to contribute by bringing their own strengths, while receiving support to grow new ones. I truly believe that in such a culture together we can achieve everything for the patient.