The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization dedicated to religious freedom and human rights, will present the 2021 Appeal of Conscience Award to Dr. Albert Bourla, Chairman and CEO of Pfizer at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation 56th Annual Awards virtually on March 22, 2021. He will be recognized for his “leadership in helping to heal a world wounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and for his tireless work in service of the global community.”– said Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Founder and President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
During his more than 25 years at Pfizer, Dr. Bourla has built a diverse and successful career, holding a number of senior global positions across a range of markets and disciplines. Prior to taking the reins as CEO in January 2019, he served as Pfizer’s Chief Operating Officer beginning in January 2018, responsible for overseeing the Company’s commercial strategy, manufacturing, and global product development functions. Previously, Dr. Bourla served as Group President of
Pfizer Innovative Health, which comprised the Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rare Disease and Vaccines business groups.
He began his career with Pfizer in 1993 in the Animal Health Division as Technical Director of Greece. He held positions of increasing responsibility within Animal Health across Europe, before moving to Pfizer’s New York Global Headquarters in 2001. From there Albert went on to assume a succession of leadership roles. Bourla a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, holds a PhD in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University.
Past recipients of the Appeal of Conscience Award include: Bernard Arnault, Mary
Barra, Barbara Bush, Michael Bloomberg, John Elkann, Alex Gorsky, Timetheus Höttges, Robert Iger, Muhtar Kent, Coretta Scott King, Christine Lagarde, Brian
Moynihan, Virginia Rometty, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Stephen Ross, Johann Peter Rupert, Daniel Vasella and Paul Volcker.