In this week's interview with Anders Kopp, Mikael Gotfredsen, the Head of Public Affairs for Roche in Denmark, discusses his approach to staying updated in the field of Public Affairs.
He emphasizes the importance of collaboration and networking with talented professionals in the life science industry and various industry organizations. Gotfredsen values learning from other sectors and follows notable Public Affairs professionals on LinkedIn. When asked about a respected individual in the industry, he mentions Ingrid Reumert, SVP Global Stakeholder Relations at Ørsted, for her integrity and impressive career.
Looking ahead, Gotfredsen believes that future PA professionals will need social and people skills, a holistic corporate knowledge, strategic capabilities, and the ability to lead cross-industry collaborations. He suggests that the PA department should ideally be closely connected to the CEO or the executive leadership team to ensure integration with strategy development and critical business decisions.
Gotfredsen's background includes extensive political experience and roles in healthcare organizations. Read the blogpost here.
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