Rachel Frizberg , Area Head Asia Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals

Rachel Frizberg, Area Head Asia Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals

Christiane Schumacher , Head of HR, APAC, Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Christiane Schumacher, Head of HR, APAC, Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Catalyzing a leadership culture change, across 120+ countries

CASE STUDY #1, Tuesday 3 September

Roche, a global healthcare organization, with over 92,000 employees has undertaken a dramatic approach to leadership development and culture change to ensure they focus on impact and deliver better outcomes for more patients, faster. Hear why the organisation has embarked on this transformation journey and what they have learned so far.

With Rachel Frizberg, Area Head Asia Pacific, Roche Pharmaceuticals and Christiane Schumacher, Head of HR for APAC Roche.

Mrs. Frizberg has been in the Pharmaceutical industry for 21 years and held various positions in the UK & Globally. She started her career at Glaxo Welcome in the UK in 1993 and subsequently moved to Ferring Pharmaceuticals and then Sanofi Aventis where she gained extensive product launch and strategy development experience with specialist hospital and primary care products. Mrs. Frizberg joined Roche Pharma in May 2006; she has worked in more than 12 different Therapeutic Areas and moved into her current role as General Manager in July 2012. She studied Business & Finance at Oxford Brookes University plus holds a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Read Rachel’s full biography.

Christiane Schumacher is an HR professional with 17 years of experience who has lived and worked in 7 different countries, occupying general local and global HR roles as well as roles in HR centers of excellence at corporate levels. She has progressed her career from Product Marketing Manager for Canon Germany, to Global HR Manager for Alstom Power in Germany developing the global HR strategy for over 1000 international employees on 40 Power Plant projects in 25 countries, through to her current position as HR Director APAC, Roche Pharmaceuticals (Singapore).

She’s a very energetic and engaging person who strongly invests in people relationships. The years in HR have made her a strong believer in the power of culture and leadership in an organization, seeing them as the critical success factors for organizations today and in the future. The breadth of her career and the geographical reach has led her to be exposed to different markets and cultures, the transformation in Roche now being an even more exciting journey into very different and new ways of working. Reach Christiane’s full biography.