Company Position Country
Pfizer Senior Director, Global Public-Private Partnerships United Kingdom
Session
Managing pre-competitive collaboration in Life Sciences: Testimonials on outcomes & limits of European consortia.

A dynamic leader with diverse experience leading collaborations, as well as organisational, digital and business strategy in a global environment. Karen brings over 20 years of commercial, marketing, digital and strategy experience. She has been with Pfizer for 15 years during which time she has experienced a variety of roles across Pfizer UK, EU and globally.

In her current role Karen connects Pfizer with leading external science and technology organisations, patient groups, academics and HTA and regulatory bodies, across the, technology, healthcare and pharma industries, leading a diverse portfolio of public-private partnership projects on behalf of Pfizer.

Prior to this role she played a key role in Pfizer Digital in the launch and scaling of digital technology products, across US, EU and China. She was also the global Pfizer Strategy Lead for the Innovative Products Business responsible for a variety of core capability initiatives including driving an enterprise-wide innovation programme and digital strategy. Previously she worked in the Europe Regional Marketing Team supporting the Alliance for a new product launch globally. Karen’s early Pfizer career involved leadership of successful partnering initiatives with the UK’s National Health Service.

Prior to Pfizer Karen worked at AstraZeneca in commercial roles and with the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, commercializing their genomics programme. Karen holds a BSc Hons [Bristol University] and MSc [Aberdeen University] in Biology and is Green Belt Lean Six Sigma qualified.


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