Group President, Pfizer Essential Health
United States of America
John Young has more than 25 years of 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 U.K. as a trainee sales representative and held various positions in sales and marketing before taking the role of Australia country manager, and, later, U.K. 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 a member of the Boards of EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industry Associations), the NCUSCR (National Committee for U.S. China Relations), and has been a member of the U.K. Government bioscience working group, the MISG (Ministerial Industry Strategy Group), since 2008. John holds a B.Sc. in biological science from Glasgow University and an M.B.A. from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. He is married with three daughters.