Keiko Tone
VP Market Access

What made you decide to work within the pharmaceutical industry?

I worked on projects for pharmaceutical clients when I was a business consultant. I didn’t have a medical or pharma background back then, but that got me interested.

I think it is one of a few industries that is truly global, directly helping people, and it’s very cool to see a lot of innovation happening.

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

“Learning organisation.” I think it is great place to be able to grow.

The organisation lets you take up initiatives beyond your direct discipline, and since we are still a rather small organisation there is a lot of opportunity to get involved.

How does ‘patients first’ manifest itself in your work as part of Shionogi?

When assessing opportunities or options, I always think about the unmet needs first.

How would you describe Shionogi Limited?

There are loads of things going on at a fast pace. It’s very open and creative in trying a new approach (we are small and new, we need to do things the ways that work for us).