Angela Hwang is a member of Pfizer’s Executive Team and Group President of the Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, which is the commercial organization of Pfizer. Her organization of 26,000 colleagues across 125 countries is responsible for bringing over 600 innovative medicines and products to patients. In 2020, more than 420 million people benefited from a Pfizer Biopharma medicine or vaccine to improve their health and, in some cases, save their lives. Altogether, Pfizer Biopharma generated almost $42 billion in 2020 revenues.
As Group President of Pfizer Biopharma, Angela leads 7 commercial business units. Together, these businesses strive to deliver transformational medicines that address major global health priorities in cancer, rare disease, inflammation & immunology, primary care, infectious diseases, and preventative care with vaccines.
Angela has been with Pfizer for over 24 years, working across all geographies and therapeutic areas. She is motivated by the common purpose that all Pfizer colleagues share, to bring breakthroughs to patients, regardless of where they are in the world. Her childhood as an Asian girl growing up in apartheid South Africa, defined her worldview and underscored the importance of equity in everything she does today.
Angela is a member of the Board of Directors of UPS, the global leader in supply chain logistics and package delivery, EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations), as well as the Pfizer Foundation, a charitable organization that addresses global health challenges. In 2019, she was named in Crain’s Notable Women in Healthcare list. In 2021, she was ranked #11 in Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women list, and recognized in Forbes’ inaugural CEO Next list. She has also been honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders, and as an A100 Honoree, which celebrates the 100 most impactful AAPI leaders of the past year. She received the President’s AwardTM from the National Diversity Council in 2021, for her efforts to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Having always been curious about transformation and the art of the possible, in 2019, Angela launched Diverse Perspectives, a podcast series where she hosts global thought leaders pioneering change across a variety of industries. You can learn more about Diverse Perspectives here, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other streaming platforms.
Angela received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Cape Town and her MBA from Cornell University, where she remains a Member of the Advisory Council of the SC Johnson Graduate School of Business. She is a wife and proud mom to a teenage son and daughter, and a strong advocate for women’s leadership and sustainable global health equity.