Meet Michael Li, programme director at Woodley BioReg

We’re a great team at Woodley BioReg, with some really diverse skills and talents – and we each fulfil a unique role.  Today, we’re getting to know Michael Li and finding out a little more about him, at work and in life generally.

Can you summarise your role in one paragraph?

As the programme director at Woodley BioReg, my primary goal is to ensure every project is implemented successfully to add the highest possible value to meet the company’s and clients’ expectations.

What’s the best part of your job?

Working with highly motivated and inspired teams to achieve Projects, Customers and organisational objectives

What was your journey to Woodley BioReg?

Prior to joining, I spent 9 years in 5 different countries managing international projects, and my focus and passions have always been around project management.

What would you like to achieve at work in the next 12 months?

Woodley BioReg has been unusually busy during the pandemic, especially the knock-on effect of Brexit, resulting in the need to change some aspects of the regulatory framework. We aim to stay in control of our daily operations as well as accommodating business growth. The first step is to re-engage with our clients and colleagues via conferences and other events.

Can you describe what life is like at Woodley BioReg?

Almost every day is different. The challenges, obstacles, objectives, clients and so on…..

In short, days are unpredictable and fun, and we have a great team with the right mind-set to stay in control.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An Ice Skater.

Share an interesting fact about you that not many people know?

During the first year of my work experience, I was assigned to a project in Laos, working as a site engineer. During the project’s excavation phase, we discovered an unexploded US bomb! It was only 10 meters away from me!

How do you switch off while away from work?

Travel, basketball, gym and movies.

Tell us five places you love to visit – whether they are geographical locations, eateries, attractions, shops or anything else!

1 – Daqing (China)

2 – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

3 – Thakhek (Laos)

4 – Langkawi (Malaysia)

5 – Basildon (Essex)

What’s one great piece of wisdom you’ve learned in work or in life?

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

Michael Li