PFIZER CEO: Ian Read
In 1849, Charles Pfizer and his cousin Charles Erhart borrowed $2,500 from his father to establish Charles Pfizer and Company. Their first pharmaceutical product was an anti-parasitic used to treat intestinal worms, a common affliction in mid-nineteenth century America. The pharmaceutical company has made some incredible progress since and chances are you have relied on a medication made by Pfizer. The biopharmaceutical company makes Advil, Bacitracin and Dristan among others. Between 2010 and 2014, Pfizer helped about 2.5 million patients in need access more than 31 million medications, valued at more than $7.9 billion.
Through their corporate responsibility programs, the company has touched the lives of millions of people in third world countries.