Dominique Côté


Dominique brings over 28 years of local, global & international experience in the Life Science sector. She leads Summit’s Life Science practice and EMEA customer development. She is an accomplished international business leader recognized as a chief architect of global account program journeys, leading corporate changes and cultural shifts for customer-centric innovation and patient value.

She is a panelist and keynote speaker in Europe and the U.S. in the areas of customer centricity/engagement, Global Account Management programing, and Pharma Commercial Excellence – as a subject matter expert.

Dominique has a scientific and research background in genetic/immunology and oncology. She is from Canada, where she worked for the first 20 years of her career in the human pharmaceutical industry with companies like Roche, (Sandoz) Novartis, and Pfizer before relocating to Europe.

During her career, Dominique held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of sales, marketing, L&D, KAM, business effectiveness, and general management (P&L). She managed teams in more than 36 countries, leading activities to optimize profitability and effectiveness of field forces, as well as enabling deployment of new commercial business models – such as spearheading the global account management program at Pfizer EMBU and CRM deployment. She most recently served as global VP marketing for UCB biopharma.

Her career provided her with global/varied market experience and diversified cultural knowledge. Dominique has been on many global councils for learning and development/KAM/patient centricity, as well as diversity. She is on the board of SAMA (Strategic Account Management Association) since 2011 and was on the HBA (Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association) steering committee for international strategy, and the CCPE board (Canadian Council for Pharmaceutical Education).

Dominique lives in Brussels, Belgium and speaks French and English.