Written by: Arielle Brousse
Edited by: Ariel Schwartz & Ashton Yount
CSIS photography by: Eva Cruz & Michael Marfione
Video and additional photography provided by Anthony Hehir & Yannick Foing
Anthony Hehir and Yannick Foing live 8,000 miles apart, but that doesn’t stop them from working together to build a better world.
Though Yannick is based in Singapore, and Anthony in Switzerland, they work on the same team developing micronutrient supplements at life science company DSM, an organization with $11B in annual sales, and more than 25,000 employees around the world.
Despite their different backgrounds, they both found their way onto the team at DSM because they were ready to make a bigger positive impact.
Before joining the team, Anthony was a nutritionist. His primary care practice was rewarding; he worked with undernourished patients and helped them thrive. But he knew that the principles he worked with could be applied more widely.
Yannick, meanwhile, was trained as a molecular biologist. His lab work involved testing and fine-tuning new drugs for pharmaceutical companies. Frustrated with an environment that prioritized profitability over patient welfare, he started to look for work in public health.
Now, Anthony and Yannick work together on a team that is figuring out how to mobilize its products to address malnutrition—developing affordable, effective nutritional solutions, and finding innovative ways to make them accessible to the people who need them most.