Both have found the program beneficial. Not only did the mentoring relationship enhance Ikechi’s understanding of AbbVie’s priorities, it helped him navigate his career progression. Meanwhile, Roopal found that he became a better listener as a mentor and gained insights into other aspects of AbbVie’s business.
“The program has enhanced my career by deepening my understanding of AbbVie’s priorities as a company. I am a big supporter of the value of mentoring relationships, both as a protégé and as a mentor, and believe that they are critical to success in almost any career field.” – Ikechi Ogbonna
“A successful mentor/protégé relationship will serve to bring out the best in both participants. It is incumbent upon all of us to share useful learnings across the organization. We all learn as we ‘teach,’ thus all mentoring relationships are mutually beneficial.” – Roopal Thakkar, MD