Because government policies impact multiple areas of our business, from supply chain, to research and development and intellectual property, I spend a lot of time meeting with internal groups. We often discuss new policies and how they impact various functions.
Before I end my day, I connect virtually with members of my own team and affiliate colleagues to figure out how to adapt our strategies according to the diverse needs of individual countries. Every country we serve has a unique health care policy environment, and some policies inadvertently exclude vulnerable populations from accessing treatments. Tapping into the diverse experiences of our affiliate teams helps us build stronger, overarching government affairs strategies to ensure all patients can access our medicines.
Afterward, I catch dinner with a colleague. Because I’m still new to living in France, learning the language and spending time networking is important to me. It not only helps me learn the culture but it also gives me a chance to learn from people with a different perspective from mine. The chance to engage with diverse cultures and perspectives while working towards a common set of goals is what makes this work rewarding.