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Mara Formentini

Bringing Your Whole Self To Work and its Rewards

Mara is multidimensional; a pharmacist and soon-to-be art therapist. Lundbeck has been with her on her journey and grown in line with her convictions - care for the environment and equality of care.

Mara Formentini


Number of years at Lundbeck: 16


Swiss with Italian blood in my veins


Psychiatry Specialist

Describe your daily work rhythm

Working in the field means travelling every day, meeting several different people from the healthcare sector, in a wide variety of roles. I introduce them to Lundbeck products and services where appropriate based on their needs and try to establish and strengthen good long-term relationships with them.

What led you to the field of brain diseases?

The way our psychological evolution connects with
the brain and the complexity of this organ has always fascinated me! When I was
a young girl, my mother died of a stroke, which affected me very much. A few
years later, I worked in neurosurgery and gained insight into the science behind
what had happened in my mother's brain. It gave me a kind of peace because
there was a certain clarity, and at the same time I also noticed that it
changed my feelings.


I was working as an educator for mentally handicapped people at that time, and the job required me to gain more extensive knowledge of the subject matter, and it was along this path that a meeting with Lundbeck occurred. I have been working in the company for 16 years now and it delights and impresses me every day, the work that the company does to offer help and support for people affected with brain disease and their relatives or carers.

I see in this company everything that counts for me; environment, innovation, commitment, active on the path to achieving equality between women and men and their care. Mara Formentini

Why did you choose Lundbeck?

Because I see Lundbeck as a very innovative company that is interested in continuity and implements this in its business strategies by setting clear priorities and communicating them openly. There is a special focus on ecological factors in order to actively look for new ways to reduce the impact on the evironment in this chapter as well. Also paying special attention to the proportion of women in management positions of the company. In summary, because I see in this company everything that counts for me; environment, innovation, commitment, active on the path to equality between women and men and their care.

What makes you proud at work?

That over the years I have been able to creatively contribute ideas and strategies and implement them in the field. I am proud to work with a company that focuses its efforts on helping to improve the quality of life for people living with brain disease.


I always keep an open mind to change, and the opportunity to have different experiences. Maintaining my authenticity and integrity is important, and I have developed great relationships with colleagues.

What's next?

I have always continued educating myself and currently I am on the way to achieving a higher professional examination in art therapy.

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