Meet IMD’s MBA Class Of 2018

Roy Rong

IMD Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Empathetic professional dedicated to providing hope for people suffering from debilitating diseases.

Hometown: Shanghai, China

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am able to diagnose the physical problems by reading the palms only.

Undergraduate School and Major: Tongji University, China Clinical Medicine (M.D.)

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Eli Lilly and Company, Marketing Manager

Eli Lilly and Company, Academic Communication Officer

Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Physician

University Medical Center of Freiburg, Training Physician

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I am proud to say that I have cured and saved thousands of patients, physically and psychologically. During my life as a physician, I diagnosed and treated more than ten thousand inpatients and outpatients with excruciating somatic diseases annually. As a part-time psychotherapist, I have helped hundreds of individuals or families through suicides, anxiety, couple relationship, family issues, sexual disorders, and so on. After my switch to the pharmaceutical industry, I contributed to accelerating the delivery of the most advanced drugs to patients worldwide. I will continue to devote myself to this mission – to help people live longer and healthier lives.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  Your DNA has proved that you are unique, just like everyone else. Before the MBA application process, you may take some time to reflect on yourself and find that uniqueness. This simple action will help you through essays, interviews, or even life afterwards.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? As a psychotherapist, I like to listen to others’ stories. IMD’s MBA program offers me a luxury chance to deeply explore my 89 peers who are mature, international and exceptional. What is more, IMD enables 90 professionals to create more exciting stories and to impact the world positively.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? After the year at IMD, I am looking forward to finding something I never knew before about myself.

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