11 February 2022
Walton Oaks, 11th February 2022 - Pfizer Ltd announced today that Susan Rienow has been appointed UK Managing Director and Country Manager, taking over from Ben Osborn who has been appointed Regional President of Pfizer’s Hospital Business Unit for International Developed Markets.
Susan joined Pfizer over twenty years ago and has been leading the UK Vaccines Business Unit since June 2021, including supporting the UK Vaccines Taskforce and the UK Health Security Agency throughout the 2021-2022 Autumn/Winter booster campaign and launching the paediatric formulation of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Prior to this, she headed up the UK Hospital Business Unit where she led Pfizer UK’s antimicrobial stewardship efforts in collaboration with UK Government and other UK stakeholders.
Commenting on her appointment, Susan said: “I am excited and proud to assume the role of UK Managing Director at such a critical time. Not only is the company continuing to play an important role in supporting the UK Government’s efforts to tackle COVID-19 but we are also looking to apply key pandemic learnings beyond COVID and deliver a leap forward for UK health, prosperity and resilience. By partnering with stakeholders across the life sciences and adopting a mission-led ethos, we believe we can help address other major healthcare challenges.”
Ben successfully led the UK Company for over three years. During this time, he oversaw the first worldwide supply agreement and regulatory authorisation for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and has continued to support its ongoing delivery into the UK over the past 14 months. In his capacity as UK Managing Director and as President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), he has worked to highlight the health and economic value of the life sciences sector and the importance of environmental sustainability, as well as underscore the need to improve access to innovative medicines for UK patients.
Commenting on the experience Ben said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to lead Pfizer here in the UK and particularly over the last 18 months through such historic and unprecedented times. While the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been a tragedy, it has also brought out the best in humanity and shown what can be achieved when governments, health services, regulators and life science companies all work together for human health. It’s vital that we maintain this partnership approach both now and in the future.”
Ben has remained as the ABPI President until April 2022.
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