General Manager Poland
Graduating with an Honours Degree in Psychology from East London University prepared Samantha extremely well for a highly successful international career in pharmaceutical industry. For over twenty years, Samantha has dealt with complex and highly matrixed internal structures as well as highly regulated and competitive external environments across Australia and Europe.
After successful roles in sales and marketing first for MSD and then Lilly, Samantha was given the opportunity to become Director of Human Resources and Learning and Development for Lilly, responsible for over 500 employees, in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2009 Samantha joined Amgen as Business Unit Director Oncology in Australia. Having served on the senior management teams of both Lilly and Amgen in Australia, Samantha gained experience with working in challenging reimbursement environments and with a strong industry body in Medicines Australia.
In 2012 Samantha moved to Switzerland to take on a European Regional role as EU Marketing Director for XGEVA. Taking up this role during the early launch of XGEVA she developed a deep understanding of diversity of the European markets. In 2014 Samantha was promoted to Executive Director and given the task of setting up and leading a new European Immuno Oncology Business Unit for Amgen. On 1st Feb 2016 Samantha took up her current role as General Manager Poland.
She is an inspirational leader with strong communication and influencing skills. She is constantly seeking to improve the way in which she can contribute to the leadership capabilities of others and thrives on adding substantial value to the organizations in which she works.