The story of MSDians
Our employees’ engaging and satisfactory work environments inspire them to be passionate while motivating them to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for patients in Hong Kong.
Hear how our staff feel about their lives at MSD
Five years ago, I decided to quit my job to look for a new one in which I could make a bigger difference in patients' lives. Now at MSD, I help identify patients for clinical trials. I'm ignited to come to work every day to make my little contribution to improving patients' lives!
I rejoined MSD, and am very happy that I made this decision, as it felt like I was returning home, returning to my team. The main reason I came back is because working at MSD gives me a great sense of purpose to improve the patient’s life, I am able to directly impact their lives for the better. The experimentation culture at MSD encourages us to stroll outside our comfort zone in order to strive for excellence.
MSD impressed me right from the first interview. The interviewer told me that they would love to hire someone with a non-science background to stimulate innovation. After working here, I realized how open-minded MSD is. That is one of the reasons why we have a pool of such diversified talents at MSD.
Though he has a young appearance, Alex has already been at MSD for over 23 years! Starting from a professional sales representative for four years, Alex gradually moved into a marketing role across different business units, evolving from an executive to a manager, and to a business director, acting as one of the key leadership members here in Hong Kong.
Anna joined MSD in HK in 2021. As a newcomer to MSD and a younger generation, the open-minded culture and emphasis of employee engagement gave her a completely different perspective of how working in the pharmaceutical industry truly is.
Phyllis joined MSD in 2012 as a Project Manager, she oversaw clinical trials conducted in AP. With various opportunities and stretch assignments, she has expanded her exposure to EMEA, global studies. This helped broaden her horizons and brought her a thorough insight on clinical research.
Anna joined MSD as local regulatory affairs associate after her university graduation. With her dedicated career aspirations to elevate to the regional level, her management respected and helped her plan ahead, giving her full support on her fulfillment with regional stretch assignments. Anna was able to join the regional labelling team servicing not only Asia Pacific, but also China and Japan.
As a medical lead in Hong Kong, Jason has always been excited and proud of MSD’s leading pipelines in industry. With his passion on advancing patient access, he joined MSD 10 years ago while MSD was pioneering the medical science liaison to facilitate the scientific exchange with researchers and academia. His passion joined force with our company vision to enhance the industry’s medical services as well as made himself thrive in his career to become the lead on our medical affairs team in Hong Kong.
Debbie, a mother of two boys, maintains a strong growth mindset by actively exposing herself to new roles and functions at MSD. Over the past ten years, she has worked in various areas such as medical, vaccines, regional regulation, and market access, culminating in her recent appointment as the Oncology Business Unit Director and a member of the company's leadership team. Debbie finds the company's support for women in leadership positions both helpful and inspiring.
Francis is our experienced clinical trials expert, tirelessly working at the forefront of our pipeline development. He recalls the challenges he faced while leading MSD in Hong Kong to initiate its first local oncology trial, but also the satisfaction he felt from the achievements and impact on patients. As the lead for clinical trials, Francis is passionate about expanding collaborations with different institutions to leverage Hong Kong's favorable environment for clinical research.
We aspire to improve patients healthcare outcomes. Hence, we put focus and commitment on our people’s wellbeing and benefits to ensure a safe workforce which enables us to come to work passionately for new ways to create a healthier future for patients in Hong Kong.
Our leaders firmly support our corporate culture and direction. Other than work, we embrace an agile work/life integration, and our “work-hard-play-harder” philosophy, in order to experiment and grow with our teams.
With MSD, I had the opportunity to further my global career in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, US (Global) and Singapore (Asia Pacific). I am delighted to be returning home as the Managing Director, Hong Kong & Macau to fulfil my dream of building a world-class organization together with the team here.
It is my job as a leader to provide a space where others can grow by allowing experiments and reflections. “Our Purpose” on improving a patient’s life fuels our passion. These values are resonated in our daily lives. “Our Culture” encourages colleagues to unleash their authentic selves, only through that will we be able to become the best versions of ourselves. Envision, enroll, and engage are essentials for challenging status quo and to drive innovation.
Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau
What I like about working in MSD, is that we get to create our own team dynamics. We co-create with the team on cultures that everyone believes are important. We develop our own team contract with everyone’s input, creating a sense of ownership not hierarchy. We value the voices from our colleagues because Diversity & Inclusions holds the key to success in our company.
Associate Business Unit Director, Macau and Oncology Alliance Unit
One of the things I appreciate the most in the last 15 years I’ve been with MSD is that the leadership team at MSD truly listens to and respects our goals. As long as we have the desire to grow, we are provided with lots of opportunities to strengthen our skills and to work hand-in-hand to reach our goals. As a leader now, I also want to keep those core values and be able to understand my team members’ desires and help them progress in whatever way they wish.
Business Unit Director, Vaccines Unit