Jim Massey is Global Vice-President of Global Sustainability at AstraZeneca, leading sustainability efforts across the six continents in which the company operates.

When I started my career in the biopharmaceutical industry as a sales representative in Corpus Christi, Texas, I never dreamed I would be driving healthcare change on the global stage. In March 2007, I joined AstraZeneca/Medimmune where I have worked in commercial, compliance and sustainability within a business unit, a marketing company and our global enterprise. Along the way, thanks to unique development opportunities, I found my purpose: removing barriers, so those willing, can be who they need to be in the world.  I know I’m fortunate to work in an environment, which encourages authentic, enterprise leadership. 

As the Global Vice-President of Sustainability Strategy and Engagement, I focus my team on three priorities:

  • Strategy to drive accessible healthcare for our patients around the world.
  • Engagement with our 60,000 colleagues to remind them why our Code of Ethics matter and how to use it for sound judgment.
  • Awareness and action for the safety, well-being and environment of our employees and planet. 

My time with AstraZeneca has shaped me. I used to struggle with work/life balance. Thanks to remarkable mentoring and varied work assignments, I realised I had the words in the wrong order. Today, I focus on my life’s work, contributing to shaping a sustainable world for patients and for my family.


Proudest moments with AstraZeneca

Transformed our Code of Conduct into industry’s first prioritised, values-based Code of Ethics.

Executive Sponsor for local NOW (Network of Women) chapter.

Embraced my role as the Global Lead for Safety, Health and Environment, transforming my health, losing more than 75 pounds.

Veeva ID: Z4-11451
Date of next review: July 2020