Philip Chin (Bsc Plant Biology 1982) – Managing Director, Langland ADM Ltd
After graduating from The University of Manchester in 1982, Philip began his career in the pharmaceutical industry, working in a variety of roles in sales, clinical research and marketing in the UK and internationally.
In 1991, Philip and his wife Joanna who is also an alumna from The University of Manchester founded Langland, an advertising agency specialising in healthcare communications.
As Chief Executive, Philip has led Langland to become a multi-million pound business, employing around 100 talented people, many of whom are life science graduates. Under Philip’s leadership, Langland has built a global reputation within the healthcare advertising world, by creating some of the most notable advertising campaigns in recent years for pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Merck and GlaxoSmithKline.
Langland is now recognised as the world’s most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency. For the past 3 years in succession Langland has been honoured with the title of ‘Agency of the Year’ by the Global Awards®. The Global Awards® are the world’s largest and most coveted healthcare communications awards and are the only ones dedicated to the recognition of excellence on an international basis.
Beyond his work in advertising, Philip is also patron of Sebastian’s Action Trust, a charity based in Surrey, which provides a purpose-built holiday home and support for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The charity has recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.