Michael shares why he has such a big smile
By Jill Donahue, Principal, Engage Rx
Enjoy the wisdom that comes from a look back at an
esteemed career culminating with leading Astellas
Pharma Canada as President and chairing Innovative
Medicines Canada (similar to PhRMA in US). And
find out why this was his best year yet!
WHAT MADE HIM LOVE HIS WORK SO MUCH?
The penny dropped the first time he met patients and
heard their before and after stories. After that, everything he did referenced back to the patient. Not only
did it help him create great results for patients and his
companies, it made him really enjoy what he was doing! And it just kept getting better!
WHY WAS THIS THE BEST YEAR YET?
Michael said that at Astellas Pharma Canada, they are
on the verge of something very unique; helping more
of their people understand their purpose. And that is
About three years ago he started a customer centricity initiative at Astellas. He brought in companies
like Four Seasons, IBM and boutique companies with
outstanding performance vs. larger competitors, to tell
their success stories. This morphed into their patient
What were you doing in 1975? Maybe you were still just a twinkle in your
father’s eye! Or maybe you, like Michael Tremblay, were wearing bellbottoms and
rockin’ it out to Captain and Tennille! 1975 is when Michael started carrying the
bag. Quick math, that’s 42 years that he has been contributing to the health of
millions of people.
Great Advice from
Success Secrets from
President of Astellas