Pfizer Announces Executive Leadership Team
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced its executive team that will report to Albert Bourla, incoming Chief Executive Officer, coincident with the commencement of his new role effective January 1, 2019.
“We are at a pivotal moment in Pfizer’s history, with Ian Read having positioned the company with a strong portfolio of marketed products, a deep pipeline and the clear potential to accelerate our revenue growth,” said Bourla. “Given this opportunity to realize this accelerated growth potential, we are creating an executive team that has a proven record of success, an unwavering commitment to the patients we serve, and a clear value creation initiative. I look forward to working with these outstanding leaders to achieve the full potential of our pipeline and deliver our next stage of growth.”
Frank D’Amelio – Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Supply and Business Operations, will also assume the leadership for our manufacturing operations, Pfizer Global Supply (PGS).
Mikael Dolsten – Global President, Worldwide Research and Development, and Medical, will also assume oversight of the Chief Medical Officer’s role.
Michael Goettler - Global President, Established Medicines. As previously announced Michael will lead the Established Medicines business that will operate as an autonomous, stand-alone unit within Pfizer.
Angela Hwang - Group President, Pfizer Innovative Medicines, will become the Group President of Pfizer’s science-based Innovative business responsible for the entire portfolio of innovative medicines.
Rady Johnson – Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance, Quality and Risk Officer, will continue in his role as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer.
Doug Lankler – Executive Vice President, General Counsel, will continue in his role as the company’s General Counsel.
Freda Lewis-Hall – Executive Vice President, Chief Patient Officer, will assume a new role as Pfizer’s Chief Patient Officer, deploying the resources of the company to advocate on behalf of all patients who rely on Pfizer to deliver new therapies and vaccines.
Rod MacKenzie – Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer, will expand his responsibilities to include Pfizer’s regulatory affairs function in addition to all late stage development activities.
Dawn Rogers – Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, will continue to lead the Human Resources team.
Sally Susman – Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, will continue to lead the Corporate Affairs function.
John Young - Group President, Chief Business Officer, will assume a new role, responsible for strategy, business development, portfolio management and valuation activities; business analytics; global commercial operations; and Patient and Health Impact, among others. Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business will also report to John.
Given the growing strategic importance of deploying digital technologies in research, discovery and business processes, Pfizer is appointing a Chief Digital Officer responsible for creating and implementing a strategy that accelerates and improves our digital capabilities so we can deliver more value to patients. Lidia Fonseca will join Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team in January 2019, as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer. She is currently the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Quest Diagnostics. Previously, she served as SVP at Laboratory Corporation of America, Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Technology at Synarc Incorporated, and held several positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Healthcare.
Executive Vice President and President, PGS, Dr. Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, will retire at the end of the year after 19 years at Pfizer, and Executive Vice President, Strategy & Commercial Operations, Laurie Olson, will retire effective January 1, 2019, after 32 years at Pfizer.
DISCLOSURE NOTICE: The information contained in this release is as of October 9, 2018. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information or future events or developments.
This release contains forward-looking information about, among other things, Pfizer’s anticipated future growth potential and its product pipeline, including their potential benefits, that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, including the ability to meet anticipated trial commencement and completion dates and regulatory submission dates, as well as the possibility of unfavorable clinical trial results, including unfavorable new clinical data and additional analyses of existing clinical data; whether and when any drug applications may be filed in any jurisdictions for any pipeline assets or new indications for marketed products; whether and when regulatory authorities may approve any such applications, which will depend on its assessment of the benefit-risk profile suggested by the totality of the efficacy and safety information submitted and, if approved, whether they will be commercially successful; uncertainties regarding the commercial success of Pfizer’s products and product candidates; other business effects, including the effects of industry, market, economic, political or regulatory conditions; and competitive developments.
A further description of risks and uncertainties can be found in Pfizer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 and in its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, including in the sections thereof captioned “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results,” as well as in its subsequent reports on Form 8-K, all of which are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov and www.pfizer.com.