Actelion has always been highly conscious of the fact that it’s people who make the difference. In turn, we have made sure our employees understand that we expect each of them to make a significant contribution.

As part of our strategy, we place a high priority on attracting, developing and retaining highly talented people. Employees who identify with the goals and values of our company have transformed the vision of Actelion’s founders into reality: People with passion and expertise are paving the way to our future success.

Actelion acknowledges that people come to us from diverse backgrounds, both culturally and professionally. We strive to provide our employees with the best environment in which they can fulfill their individual aspirations and contribute to innovative medicines that positively affect patients’ lives.


Core values

A culture focused on innovation, trust and teamwork enables the company to flourish in the biopharmaceutical sector by attracting and retaining the best people in the industry.
Our open communication and a results-driven approach foster an enthusiastic, stimulating environment for both employee and company development.

Working @ Actelion

Our people are our most important asset, and fully leveraging their potential is critical to our success. We want them to feel proud of their work and the company they work for.

Total employees

Drug Discovery388
Clinical Development452
Marketing & Sales1,443
Support Functions341
December  2016

Physician, Global Drug Safety 


"My team encourages me to ask questions."