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Pfizer: Jeffrey B. Kindler retires, Ian C. Read successor

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New York, USA - December 6, 2010, New York, USA - Pfizer Inc. announced that it has elected Ian C. Read, currently head of the company's global biopharmaceutical operations, as president, chief executive officer and director.

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Since 2006, Mr. Read has led Pfizer's Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses which now comprises five global business units – Primary Care, Specialty Care, Oncology, Established Products and Emerging Markets. Mr. Read joined Pfizer in 1978 and quickly assumed positions of increasing responsibility in Latin America.

In 1996, he was appointed President of Pfizer's International Pharmaceuticals Group, with responsibility for Latin America and Canada. He was named Corporate Vice President in 2001, and assumed responsibility for Europe in addition to Canada. Mr. Read later added the Africa/Middle East and Latin American regions to his leadership responsibility.

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