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Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D.
Albert Bourla is the group president of Pfizer Innovative Health at Pfizer Inc., one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies.
Pfizer Innovative Health includes six business groups: Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine (neuroscience and pain, and cardiovascular and metabolic), Oncology, Rare Disease and Vaccines. Each business group is committed to improving health with our innovative products from prevention to treatment to wellness – at every stage of life in communities across the globe. It also includes the Patient and Health Impact group, which is focused on developing solutions for increased patient access, demonstrating the value of our innovations, and ensuring broader business model innovation.
Albert has almost 25 years of experience with Pfizer and has held a number of senior global positions across a range of markets and disciplines. Before assuming his current role, Albert was the group president of Pfizer’s Global Vaccines, Oncology and Consumer Healthcare Business. Previously, he was president and general manager of Pfizer’s Established Products Business, where he led the development and implementation of strategies and tactics related to Pfizer’s off-patent portfolio (including legacy brands and generics).
Albert joined Pfizer’s Animal Health Division in 1993 as technical director of Greece. He held positions of increasing responsibility across Europe before moving to Pfizer Global Headquarters in New York in 2001 to assume the role of U.S. group marketing director for Animal Health. In 2004, he became vice president of Business Development and New Products Marketing; supervising Pfizer Animal Health global licensing and acquisition activities, as well as the unit’s R&D portfolio. In 2006, he was appointed area president of Europe, Africa and Middle East and in 2009, he assumed additional responsibilities for Asia and Pacific.
Albert is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University. Albert is a member of the following boards: the Pfizer Foundation, which promotes access to quality health care and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (Bio), the world's largest biotechnology trade association.