Francesco di Marco

General Manager
Amgen Canada Inc.
Location Born
Location Now
Education Pathway

Outside of work I

I love everything on two wheels…

Outside of work I
My career path is

In my career it has helped me a lot to have the big picture in front of me; thinking not where I will be next but where I want to end up in 10-20 years. Then I make choices according to the big picture. In this way, I am always taking steps that will move me in the direction of where I want to end up. This includes being flexible in what I will do next as long as it fits with the long term objective and where I will live next. For me this has meant that in my career, I have lived in five countries and I have learned six languages. The other important thing is to get training in an area where there will be jobs in the future.

My career path is
My advice to others

Develop your own big picture plan and understand that science is preparing you for that future.

My advice to others

About me

I was born/grew up in: Lugano, Switzerland

I now live in: Toronto, Canada

I completed my training/education at: Zurich, San Francisco and Lausanne

About me

I am motivated by

I like helping people. In this role, I have the ability to improve people’s lives and to help members of our team meet their career goals. This career is right for me because it allows me to extend my scientific thinking and skills to everything I do.

I am motivated by
How I affect people's livesI am responsible for providing solutions that will help patients, who have a variety of severe diseases, live better, longer lives. I do this by coordinating a high performing team. Everything we do can make a big difference in the lives of many people.
How I affect people's lives
What I do at work

I studied to be a scientist, which means I learned to apply scientific methodology in the work I do. This means I make decisions using scientific data, analyzing future trends, and managing people not based on feelings but on hard data.

What I do at work
When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Computer Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Math
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Other : Philosophy
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought People Together
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Played on a sports team
  • Was motivated by success
  • Wanted to be in charge
  • Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
  • Liked reading
  • Always threw the best parties
  • Felt great satisfaction in getting good grades
  • Liked to take things apart to see how they worked
  • Learned Best by Doing

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