Pachuen Ariya

Country of origin: Thailand

Associate Commercial Director, AbbVie (Singapore)

After graduating from Lancaster University Management School with my MSc in Advanced Marketing Management I worked first for AstraZeneca Thailand Ltd as a Product Manager for the Oncology portfolio from October 2005-August 2006.

I then worked for Bayer Thai Co. Ltd. When I first joined I was given the opportunity to help launch a new business unit for Oncology. Since then I've had a varied career in pharmaceuticals, working for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eisai, before taking up a new appointment as Associate Commercial Director for AbbVie in 2013.

I believe that the MSc in Advanced Marketing Management at Lancaster University Management School has helped me a lot in my professional life. The programme’s concentrated focus on marketing, and the in-depth way in which topics were covered set me apart from other candidates in the job market.

The MSc in Advanced Marketing Management has helped me learn how to analyse, implement change, make decisions under pressure and helped me understand what it would be like to work in marketing in a real life situation.