Simona

What is your favourite Shionogi ‘way of working’ and how do you try to live it each day?

Each of the ways of working could be relevant to me, perhaps that’s why I’ve joined Shionogi!

The one that reflects my way of being most is ‘Start-up Energy’. I like to take on challenges, find optimal and timely solutions, explore new ways of doing things, and be resourceful and agile to achieve results. I like to make things happen and measure the outcomes, in order to keep on improving.

What has been your best day at Shionogi so far and why?

At Shionogi, external focus and firsthand insights are highly encouraged. In my first few months at Shionogi, I had the opportunity to spend a day with an Italian key opinion eader, within a large gynaecology practice.  I gained so many insights from both patients and the doctors’ approach to menopause, on their unmet needs, concerns, barriers and desires that I felt that I was truly living the Shionogi ‘one degree of separation’ essence.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor, like my grandfather.

When I was a child, I lived with my grandparents and I was fascinated by the passion he had for his work, the care for all his patients (he spent more than an hour with each of them), and how grateful his patients were with him. Unfortunately, one day, when I was about 10 years old, I cut my finger opening a tuna can, and fainted at the sight of my blood. Sadly, I quickly realised that I could not really be a doctor!

Tell us one thing we don’t know about you…

I love to play golf. I like the continuous challenge of this game, one day you think you know it all, and the next time you play awfully and want to play again to get better. This sport really gets you! And I like the nature of the golf courses. I become “recharged” when I see, breathe and hear the beautiful setting of golf courses.