Published on 07 Sep 2021

Nanyang PMBA participants formulate COVID-19 vaccination strategy for Boston Scientific

As part of the Nanyang PMBA Business Ethics & Corporate Governance module, participants had the opportunity to propose a strategy to Boston Scientific (APAC)

"I am impressed by how the team's recommendations mirror the decisions the leadership teams have been debating and agreed on,” said Rachel Corder, General Counsel, Legal and Compliance Boston Scientific, Asia Pacific, referring to the presentation by our Nanyang Professional MBA (PMBA) participants.

After almost three weeks of working on a stakeholder strategy for Boston Scientific as part of their Business Ethics & Corporate Governance, Nanyang PMBA participants Nicholas Ang, Li Siwei, Naho Ito, Sunil Anand Roy, and Yan Paing delivered a virtual presentation to the head of the company.

The presentation was on whether their client Boston Scientific should make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory across the organisation globally. 

Virtual presentation by the PMBA team to Boston Scientific

Nicholas said, “We spent several sessions together to brainstorm on key topics and concerns of the organisation. We applied the lessons and frameworks taught by Adjunct Associate Professor Sabina Sudan during our Business Ethics and Corporate Governance module. This helped us formulate the strategy through different lenses, which was pivotal to arrive at the recommendations.”

The opportunity to work with Boston Scientific, an eminent medical corporation, is an example of the real-world relevance and strong industry focus offered by Nanyang PMBA.

“One of the challenges while formulating the strategy was having to balance between the company’s and the staff’s interest in an ethical way,” said Siwei.

Apart from having the opportunity to present their analysis and recommendations to regional leaders, Nicholas also took away key learnings from the presentation.

“Ethical and sustainability considerations is not only an important concept, but it’s crucial for it to be applied in all organisations.”

The team extended their gratitude to Adjunct Associate Professor Sabina Sudan and Ms Rachel Corder, who provided them with guidance and great insights into their presentation, which led to the team's success.