Director, Asia Pacific Patient Engagement Lead MSD
“Mike” Alzona is the Asia Pacific Patient Engagement Lead for MSD. In this
role, Mike is responsible for building and maintaining close relations with
patient organizations across the region. In line with the company’s increased
focus on integrating patient perspective, Mike works together with patient
organizations to ensure that their voices are heard on critical issues such as
access to innovative drugs, headroom for innovation, and health care budget
to this regional role, he was MSD Philippines Director for Market Access,
External Affairs and Women’s Health. In this role, he led the cross-functional
team that is responsible for developing and executing strategic public-private
partnerships with the government and other external stakeholders that aim to
improve access to sustainable healthcare solutions in the country. Mike started
his career with MSD as Healthcare Policy manager in 2010. He was later promoted
as Associate Director for Market Access in 2012 and became member of the
Country Leadership Team in May 2015. Prior to joining MSD, Mike worked with
Pfizer as its senior manager for public affairs and corporate social
earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences major in Behavioral Studies
with distinction of cum laude, from the University of the Philippines Manila
and currently completing his thesis for Masters in Health Policy Studies from
the same university.
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