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Wunderkinds 2019

Don Yeung, 29

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Don Yeung didn’t plan to build his future around a pharmaceutical-supply chain. He didn’t even know that type of career was available.

But when a clinical-research organization sought candidates at his alma mater, Syracuse University, to train and hire in pharmaceutical development — and he learned that a supply-chain career would enable him to bring needed medications to patients around the world — it was kismet. “I was able to combine my biology and psychology background with a business mindset while bringing care to patients,” he says.

Drawn to Regeneron because of its reputation as a great place to work (it appears consistently on Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list), and because of the company’s capabily to bring medicines to patients around the world, Yeung now leads support for the supply chain for eight drugs in the company’s immuno-oncology, ophthalmology, and pain management portfolios. The meds are being investigated for use in areas such as eye disease, pain management, and cancer.

Yeung has also gotten involved in many projects outside of his department, representing the company at the 2018 Annual oSTEM Conference for LGBTQ+ students and professionals in STEM.

In the meantime, he finds that his work never gets boring. “Pharmaceutical supply chain continuously peaks my interest because of how global current events and regulations can impact my day-to-day events,” says Yeung.


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