Dr. Michael Ku is Vice President of Global Clinical Supply (GCS) within the Medicinal Sciences organizationof Pfizer’s Worldwide Research, Development and Medical division. Michael has over 25 years ofbiopharmaceutical experience and currently provides strategic leadership for clinical supply chainfunctions in support of Pfizer’s clinical trials in over 70 countries. His intellectual curiosity and focus ontechnology and innovation drive his passion to lead the global clinical supply chain to deliverbreakthroughs to patients, especially with the Comirnaty® vaccine and Paxlovid® antiviral programs.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Michael was the Global Head and Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy ResearchServices (CPRS) at Genzyme Corporation (currently Sanofi). He also held several roles of increasingresponsibility at Astra Pharmaceuticals (currently AstraZeneca) and Novopharm Limited (currently TevaCanada Limited) in the areas of Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs and QualityAssurance.
Inspired by helping to unleash the potential for pharmacists globally at Pfizer, Michael also serves as anExecutive Sponsor for the Pfizer Pharmacy Association (PPA) and founded the Pfizer/MCPHSBiopharmaceutical Fellowship Program as its Program Director and Assistant Professor of PharmacyPractice at MCPHS University.
Having a deep appreciation for talent development and motivated by helping Pfizer colleagues thrive,Michael shares his leadership skills with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion by serving as theExecutive Leader of the Global Asian Alliance Enterprise Colleague Resource Group (GAA ECRG).
In 2018, he received the prestigious Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Michael was alsohonored as a recipient of the 2022 Ascend A-List Award which celebrated resilient, courageous Asianbusiness leaders and executives for both their professional achievements and commitment to theircommunities.
Michael’s educational background includes a Doctor of Pharmacy and Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy fromMCPHS University as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Anna Maria College. Healso holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Toxicology from the University of Toronto and is a graduate ofthe General Management Program from Harvard Business School.