Lee is a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, who has worked with Sanofi for five years. Over his career, he has worked across multiple business units including Consumer Healthcare and Specialty Care. Lee’s first love was Physical Education (P.E) but after getting a taste of commerce in high school, he became drawn to Finance. In the evening after logging off, he lets loose by jumping on the trampoline with his two daughters.
In his own words…. meet Lee.
What is one thing people may find surprising about your role?A common misconception is that working in finance is about being stuck behind a computer data crunching. My work involves supporting teams across multiple business units. I’ve found being a good listener is one of my strengths. When someone presents a problem to me, I convert that thought process into a solution to help achieve their objective. I am very much integrated into brand planning and business strategy. It’s very collaborative.
How important is it for you to work with purpose?
It is so important for me to work for a company with purpose. I found a new sense of inspiration when I started working at Sanofi. Compared to my previous work with retail goods, I found a sense of meaning knowing our healthcare products are helping people. When faced with heavy workloads, I remind myself that we are improving people’s lives. That sense of purpose is powerful enough to push me through the toughest challenges.