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Meet Caroline, Business Perspectives Alumni

Join the Business Perspectives programme for the journey and not only for the destination.

Hi, my name is Caroline. I am a global citizen. Born and raised in France, I have thrived on the various multicultural experiences I have had in the United States, Vietnam, Switzerland, etc. And I can’t wait to see what’s next!

After my first Master’s degree in Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris), I pursued my studies at UC Berkeley and UCSF with a Master’s in Translational Medicine. In the Bay Area, I discovered Roche’s culture for the first time during a Marketing Science internship at Genentech. Inspired and impressed by how patients are at the heart of Roche’s commitment and work, I knew at that moment that sooner or later I would return to Roche to contribute to its mission.

After working as a consultant at BCG New York in various Healthcare projects for almost two years, I decided to embark upon the Business Perspectives adventure within Roche Diagnostics. During this two-year journey, I met lots of fantastic people and learned a great deal, and I will continue to build on this knowledge as my career progresses.

The Business Perspectives programme helped me to…

…find my happy place within the organisation – While the world of opportunities is vast, it is not always easy to know if you prefer working in affiliates or in a global organisation, marketing, sales, business development or even product development. The Business Perspectives programme gives you the opportunity to try it out and to find the role that suits you the best. Spoiler alert: there might be more than one!

To people who are interested in the Business Perspectives programme, I would recommend that you…

… join the programme for the journey and not only the destination. Although the programme is a career accelerator, the first role you will take up after the programme might be somewhat similar to the role you would get after an MBA or with your current professional experience. What is important, is to see Business Perspectives as an opportunity to learn, to experiment and to challenge yourself. Be ready to leave your comfort zone!



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.
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Our impact

Today, I am the Operations lead for the DIS (Diagnostics Information Solutions) team. Our department focuses on decision support software development and data analytics services to help healthcare providers understand and interpret the increasing volume of available data - helping define the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. My role is to support the leadership team in shaping and running this new business by connecting the dots in leading various cross-functional strategic initiatives. I am particularly eager to drive new ways of working which foster collaboration and experimentation.

The place to Work

What makes Roche a great place to work is its people. Wherever you are in the world, whatever teams you join, you will meet people who are genuinely nice, passionate about their work, committed to making a difference and willing to do things differently if it means better outcomes for patients.

Our workplace

I live in Basel where one of Roche’s headquarters is located and I cycle along the Rhine to work. Recently, like many of us, I became more environmentally conscious and decided to take action. At the Basel site, the EcoLogicals, initiated by a group of employees, offer opportunities to get involved in projects to protect the environment. For example, one project is to use unused site areas for urban gardening. Another is to work with an ornithologist to protect birds at the company site. Beyond the workplace, I have participated in a Hackathon to co-create sustainable mindful practices along with hundreds of employees across the world. What is important to remember is that Roche gives you a chance to make a difference in many ways.

Do you want to learn more about our Business Perspectives programme? Then follow this link.

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