Liena Suzuki
Vice President
A qualified medical doctor, Liena left medicine for consultancy and works as part of the Eight Roads healthcare team in Tokyo.

What motivates you?

Contributing to accelerate disruptive innovations in healthcare is my primary aspiration. I have supported many firms across a broad range of healthcare subsectors, functions and themes during my career so far, and have found inefficiencies and huge unmet needs that could be tapped by both scientific and non-scientific innovations. I believe start-ups have the potential to change the world through break-through innovations, to support them is my motivation.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

I am always on a steep learning curve as I concertedly try to put myself in such an environment.

If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Always be confident, positive but humble as a professional. Respect and motivate colleagues and counterpart.