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  • March 09, 2018

    Robert Essner is the retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Wyeth (now Pfizer). A graduate of Miami University (Oxford, OH), he received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. During his tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, he served in various capacities, from president of Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories to chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and Chairman of Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

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