Pfizer CEO Dr. Bourla to join Jewish Heritage Museum in virtual event

The Chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Dr. Albert Bourla will join the the Jewish Heritage Museum – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust – which is hosting a live zoom event with him on February 18th as a part of the museum’s new series “Legacies”, which highlights notable people who share a connection to Jewish identity, heritage and the Holocaust.  Bourla, who became Pfizer’s Chairman in January of last year, will discuss his life, work and Jewish ancestry as the son of Holocaust survivors. He was born in Greece to a family within the Sephardic Jewish community.As the Chairman & CEO of one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Bourla oversaw the development of the first COVID-19 vaccine. It was also reported last week that Bourla would be awarded an honorary doctorate from the Technion Institute of Technology “for his extraordinary achievement in leading the record time development of the novel vaccine” against COVID-19. “We are deeply grateful for the work of Dr. Bourla and his team in developing the COVID-19 vaccine that is putting us on the path toward ending this devastating pandemic. I am honored that Dr. Bourla will share his personal and professional stories with us,” said Jack Kliger, President and CEO of the Jewish Heritage Museum.The museum also maintains a collection of almost 40,000 artifacts and photographs connected to the Holocaust, as it is committed to the crucial mission of educating a wide array of visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.Still deeply connected to his Jewish heritage and his family’s Holocaust experience, Bourla now resides in New York. 

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