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John Young is the Group President of Pfizer Innovative Health at Pfizer Inc., one of the world’s premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies. He is a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team.
Pfizer Innovative Health includes six business groups: Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, 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. Our Emerging Markets group is focused on increasing access to Pfizer’s innovative portfolio of medicines to people across developing countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Most recently, John was the Group President for Pfizer Essential Health where he oversaw a broad portfolio of more than 600 products with a global reach in 160 countries. John has more than 25 years’ experience with Pfizer and has held a number of senior global positions across the organization.
A scientist by training, he began his Pfizer career in the UK as a trainee Sales Representative and held various positions in sales and marketing before taking the role of Australia Country Manager, and later UK Country Manager. Following these experiences, he assumed the role of Regional President, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand for the Primary Care Business Unit. He was later appointed President and General Manager of the Primary Care Business, where he led both the commercial organization and clinical development of medicines in key disease areas including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pain.
John is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson Controls International. He is also a member of the Boards of EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations), the NCUSCR (National Committee for US China Relations), and is a member of the UK Government bioscience working group, the Life Science Council.
John holds a BSc in Biological Science from Glasgow University and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. He is married with three daughters.