ELITE 2022 Leader of the Future Mike Shannon of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

Mike Shannon

Associate Director, Patient Marketing

Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

A Force for Action

In the little more than a year that he’s been at Takeda, Mike Shannon has been a force for mobilization and action. His leadership and vision have created an immediate impact on the business, resulting in an 11% increase in ROI.

It is possible that Mike honed his skills while getting his MBA from Boston College. Or perhaps he perfected his craft during his 10+ years in the highly competitive and fast-paced consumer package goods industry. Or maybe it’s just who he is, through and through, to the core. His combination of leadership, focus on the business, and commitment to patients makes it undeniable: he’s a leader on the rise.

He knows who should be in the room and when, and he has organized new workstreams to encourage cross-functional collaboration, even when he’s not directly involved. As part of the Entyvio Team, Mike is setting the gold standard for collaboration by modeling it himself and by supporting those around him to deliver excellence for patients.

New ideas, creative solutions, and out-of-the box approaches are all a daily part of Mike’s working style. It’s never a dull moment with this leader, and the work is better for it. Mike’s personal contributions to each project are notable and noticed, and his team has come to count on him as a steady source for progress. He infuses energy into every project he touches and has created an environment where success for the Entyvio brand seems like a given.

And like all good leaders, Mike is not forging his path forward at the expense of those around him. He recognizes the talents and achievements of his team members and sets a tone of positivity that lifts the entire group with him. He pushes for innovative and creative thinking, but also inspires excellence through his own actions. If you are looking for the next great leader, look no further—Mike Shannon is the future of Takeda.


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