Ian Read

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Pfizer, Inc.

Ian Read is the chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, the world’s largest research-based biopharmaceutical company, with more than 75,000 employees and revenues of more than $50 billion. Read joined Pfizer in 1978 as an operational auditor and has since held a number of positions in the company, with significant international experience.

Prior to his chief executive officer nomination, Read served as senior vice president and group president of the Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Business, from 2006 to December 2010. Read serves on the board of Kimberly-Clark as well as on the U.S. Council for International Business and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.