Class of 2005: Jeffrey Launay

MBiotech AlumnusMBiotech Class of 2005: Jeffrey Launay
Senior Product Manager, Oncology at GlaxoSmithKline

Jeffrey completed his MBiotech internship at Patheon Canada and accepted a full-time position in market research afterwards, while still completing the MBiotech Program. He spent 4 years in a series of progressive positions, including a rotation with Patheon UK based in London, England. Prior to leaving Patheon, Jeffrey was leading the market research group responsible for meeting the market research needs of the global organization.

After a rewarding experience at Patheon, Jeffrey was looking to move into a global pharmaceutical organization and was interested in a role in pharmaceutical sales. He started at GlaxoSmithKline Canada as a Territory Representative in 2007. His talents were quickly recognized at GSK and he was enrolled into the National Esprit Program, an accelerated leadership development program. Following his first role at GSK in sales, he worked in National Health Policy, Primary Care Marketing and Specialty Care and Oncology Marketing. He has been recognized at GSK as a Regional Top Performer in Sales and has received two GSK Spirit Awards in Marketing for entrepreneurship and innovation. In an effort to further develop his skills and knowledge, he is completing a rotation with the US Oncology Marketing Team, based in Philadelphia.

The most valuable parts of MBiotech for Jeffrey were learning how to work effectively in teams, and also how to take extremely complex ideas and distill them down to the most critical and actionable elements for the completion of a given project. These skills have served him exceptionally well during his career and will continue to do so as the global biopharmaceutical industry continues its rapid evolution, creating new and exciting opportunities for individuals with flexible thinking, an ability to drive change, and build relationships.