Organon team in Australia growing to support dedicated focus on women’s health

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September 28, 2021 12:04 pm EDT

Growing a business with a commitment to listen to women to understand her health needs requires different thinking and approaches

Just four months since its launch as the only global company of its size focused on women’s health, Organon in Australia continues to invest in people to deliver on its focus on women’s health through its portfolios of women’s contraception and fertility, biosimilars and established brands.

One unique approach has been to attract people from outside of the traditional pharma sector for fresh eyes and fresh ideas.  In just four short months, Organon has grown its employee founder base with six senior positions filled from diverse industries including the construction, FMCG, Medical Devices, automotive and political sectors.

“We have brought in external people that are non-pharma, and already we’re seeing new perspectives, new reference points and new approaches – opening our lateral and strategic thinking. We embrace the different insights and energy and we’re saying don’t wait to settle in, we want to hear your ideas now,” said Nirelle Tolstoshev, Managing Director, Organon ANZ.

Attracting the best people to support Organon’s strategy to lead and evolve as a progressive, future fit and dynamic organisation is proving to be a successful part of Organon’s success, including two additions to the Organon Leadership Team, with Sophie Althans commencing as HR Director and Mark Coleman taking the role of Strategy and Organisational Development Lead.

Sophie is a member of both the ANZ Leadership Team and the Regional HR Leadership Team.  She will oversee the continuing development of Organon ANZ’s people and culture of engagement to support short term business execution and long-term transformation. Sophie has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to achieve their business priorities through driving effective talent strategies. As well as expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, Sophie has also worked in Medical Devices, Supply Chain and FMCG.

Mark Coleman joins in a novel role specifically designed to lead Organon’s organisational development strategy.  Mark has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, and is passionate about helping teams thrive through creating environments that enable learning, reflection and growth.

In an early indication of the commitment to a culture of people first, entrepreneurship, and a mindset focused on future requirements, Mark will support the organisation to realise the company vision and values.

“With their deep expertise in people, processes to foster learning, business excellence, and continuous improvement for growth, I am confident that Sophie and Mark will make great contributions to our business,” said Nirelle Tolstoshev.

Organon in Australia is one of the few markets globally to have all three core pillars of Women’s Health, Biosimilars and Established Brands.

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About Organon

Organon (NYSE: OGN) is a global healthcare company formed through a spin-off from Merck& Co., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (NYSE: MRK) known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, focused on improving the health of women throughout their lives. Here for her health, the company has a portfolio of more than 60 medicines and products across a range of therapeutic areas. Led by the reproductive health portfolio coupled with an expanding biosimilars business and stable franchise of established medicines, Organon’s products produce strong cash flows that will support investments in future growth opportunities in women’s health. In addition, Organon is pursuing opportunities to collaborate with biopharmaceutical innovators looking to commercialize their products by leveraging its scale and presence in fast growing international markets.

Organon has a global footprint with significant scale and geographic reach, world-class commercial capabilities, and approximately 9,000 employees with headquarters located in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

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