Pfizer announce executive team shake-up

Oct. 9, 2018

Pfizer announced its executive team that will report to Albert Bourla, incoming CEO. Bourla begins his time in the role next year on January 1.

  • 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. Goettler 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 GC.
  • 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 HR 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 Young.

Pfizer is also appointing a chief digital officer responsible for creating and implementing a strategy that accelerates and improves its digital capabilities. Lidia Fonseca will join Pfizer’s executive leadership team in January as executive vice president, chief digital and technology officer. Fonseca is currently the chief information officer and senior vice president at Quest Diagnostics.

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 at the same time after 32 years at Pfizer.

Read the full Pfizer release