Pfizer awarded Canadian American Business Council 2021 Corporate Leadership Award


WASHINGTON D.C., November 18, 2021— The Canadian American Business Council (CABC) is pleased to award its prestigious Corporate Leadership Award to Pfizer for its contributions to sustainability, job creation and remarkable innovation.

Alberta Bourla, DVM, PH.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pfizer accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the CABC’s 27th Annual State of the Relationship. The recognition accounts for the extraordinary efforts of Pfizer and its leadership team to develop and deploy its COVID-19 vaccine, as well as its innovations in health care around the world.

“Each year, the CABC seeks to recognize businesses whose outsized contributions shape our society for the better,” says Maryscott Greenwood, CEO, CABC. “This year we are proud to award Pfizer with our Corporate Leadership Award. Pfizer has shown exceptional innovation and helped millions return to normal, including Canadians and Americans on both sides of the border. Its innovation and dedication have protected millions, reunited loved ones and rebuilt economies.”

During a time of uncertainty, Pfizer has led the way, creating solutions for the world to return to normal. Millions worldwide have received its life-saving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine; one of the most ambitious vaccine development programs in history. It shattered previous vaccine development records and provided vaccinations within a year of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, more than 4.1 billion people worldwide have received a COVID-19 vaccination and Pfizer’s contribution to this has undoubtedly saved millions of lives.

Dr. Bourla, who has served as CEO of Pfizer since January 2019, led Pfizer through the entirety of the pandemic while embodying Pfizer’s purpose; breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health.

“On behalf of Pfizer’s 80,000 colleagues around the world, I am honoured and humbled to accept the CABC’s Corporate Leadership Award,” said Dr. Bourla. “Pfizer and CABC share a legacy of establishing successful collaborations, and of working with others who share our values and our unwavering support of innovation.”

The CABC is honoured to award Pfizer the 2021 Corporate Leadership Award. To watch Dr. Bourla accept the award and view the full State of Relationship livestream, visit the CABC on YouTube.

About the CABC: Established in 1987, the Canadian American Business Council is the leading non-profit, non-partisan, issues-oriented organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between the public and private sectors in Canada and the US. Members are key business leaders and stakeholders from both sides of the border ranging from entrepreneurs to best name brands in the world. Collectively, CABC members employ about two million people and have annual revenues of close to $1.5 trillion. 

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SOURCE Canadian American Business Council