Italy

Chiara Cancellario

Chiara Cancellario was inspired to pursue a career in healthcare by her father, a medical biologist. Today, she leads a validation team at a Novartis production site in Torre Annunziata, near Naples. Like many Italians, Ms. Cancellario was unable to see her parents for several months in 2020 during a national lockdown. She says she found support from her “other family” – her colleagues at Novartis – who came together in challenging circumstances to maintain the supply of critical medicines for patients.

Chiara Cancellario and her colleagues; Torre Annunziata, Italy (Photo)

Chiara Cancellario (center) leads a meeting at a Novartis production site in Torre Annunziata, Italy. Despite challenging circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic, the team set a production record in March.

Chiara Cancellario speaks with colleagues at a Novartis manufacturing site; Torre Annunziata, Italy (Photo)

Chiara Cancellario (right) speaks with colleagues at a Novartis production site in Torre Annunziata, Italy.