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Ali El-Hadidi


Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 42,000 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries.

Novo Nordisk is one of the world’s leading biotechnology organisations built on passion and a patient centric commitment over the last 100 years. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases, such as obesity, rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease.
  • Our culture is guided by the Novo Nordisk Way and our 10 key essentials which drive our actions. These essentials are oriented towards a patient centric business approach and embodies the ethical behaviours of our people. In this journey, we empower our people to develop and grow while creating sustainable value to all our stakeholders.
  • The company actively provides opportunities to individuals to drive our purpose by challenging the status quo in an agile and engaging manner.
  • We have a very engaging environment where people work hard and have fun at the same time.
  • On the work front, the opportunity to grow in a role also means embracing a larger outlook beyond one’s own comfort zone and make a change. This means exploring diverse and building trust with our stakeholders.
  • Beyond work it also means having the possibility to have a fine balance outside of work. NN provides recreational options in the office to play and have fun in the office. Outside of office we periodically arrange team building activities, e.g., hiking trips, football tournaments and art competitions for family members of the employees.
  • In Novo Nordisk we use the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) principle to guide our decisions. We are committed to do business in a way that is financially, socially and environmentally responsible. We always go for what is best for the patient, and we always consider how our actions may impact people, communities and the environment. And strive to make a positive impact.
  • We choose to do so, because we believe this approach will ensure that Novo Nordisk will be a sustainable business - that we can stay successful for the long term.
  • Some of our key social commitments are rolled out under the ‘Changing Diabetes®’ banner. These initiatives reach out not only the most unprivileged part of the world but also helps in building a sustainable outlook and solutions to some of the most challenging issues concerning our communities.
  • Additionally, the company is committed to offering a healthy and engaging working environment and to providing assurance that responsible business practices are in place, with the aim of contributing to the communities in which the company operates.
  • Our support to have a clean environment is driven by the agenda of ‘Circular for Zero’. The ambition of our Environmental strategy 2030 is bold and simple: to have zero environmental impact. To get there we are embracing a circular mindset – designing and producing our products so that they can be recovered and re-used, and reshaping our business practices to minimize consumption and eliminate waste by turning it into new resources.
  • Novo Nordisk has a comprehensive view to people development and managing talents. We nurture a culture of feedback among all employees where we reflect and ensure continuous improvement of everything we do. We have a balanced approach between classroom trainings, on job learnings and educational programs. All employees have a constructed development plan based on their needs and in consultation with their managers
  • We also have an advanced learning management system and a digital platform that provides a wide range of development options offered for all employees. All of these resources are available to each employee when they join the company because we strongly believe that in order for a person to grow professionally, they must also grow personally. And here at Novo Nordisk, we like to believe that all our employees are equipped with the right tools and resources to be the best at what they do and achieve our objective, which is helping our patients.