3. Sally Susman, EVP, corporate affairs, Pfizer

By Albert Bourla, Group president, Pfizer Innovative Health

“Inspirational,” “values-driven,” and “phenomenal partner” are just a few words that describe Sally. She brings unique ideas forward, forging relationships with allies and perceived adversaries, to create impactful health solutions.

When I met Sally, she shared a piece of advice: “Remember, you have one mouth and two ears for a reason.” The art of listening and being thoughtful has been a guiding philosophy for Sally and it continues to serve her well. This is one of the reasons she remains a trusted adviser and has a seat at the table, discussing how the industry can address the complex challenges around improving health.

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Sally’s commitment to building healthcare capacity and expanding access to medicines is unwavering. She has redefined Pfizer’s role in society through provocative storytelling and thoughtful questioning. Sally sets herself apart by challenging the status quo, keeping an open mind, and recognizing we sometimes need to take the road not traveled to make a positive change. Her leadership has allowed our company to truly make a mark in healthcare, putting patients first. We are all the better for it.


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