NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced the election of Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Dr. Bourla, age 56, is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Pfizer. Prior to assuming the role of COO in 2018, he was the Group President of Pfizer Innovative Health, responsible for the Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rare Disease and Vaccines business groups.
Dr. Bourla joined Pfizer in 1993, and has held a number of senior global positions in several markets across several disciplines, including: Group President, Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare business; President and General Manager, Established Products; Area President of Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific, Animal Health; and Vice President, Business Development and New Products, Animal Health.
Dr. Bourla is a doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pfizer Foundation and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where he serves on the Executive Committee.
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