Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s Greek Jewish Heritage
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Dr. Albert Bourla, as CEO of Pfizer, has overseen the development of the world’s first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.
Long before he stepped up to lead one of the world’s premiere biopharmaceutical companies, Dr. Bourla was born in Thessaloniki, Greece to a family with deep roots in the city’s Sephardic Jewish community. His parents were among the few to survive the Holocaust in the Greek port city. Although Dr. Bourla now lives in New York, he is deeply connected to his Greek Jewish roots.
Join Dr. Bourla for a live conversation with Robert Krulwich, science and technology journalist and longtime host of the double Peabody Award–winning show Radiolab. They will discuss Dr. Bourla’s experience as the son of Holocaust survivors and how his family and upbringing have informed his accomplished career.
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