The new Pfizer facilities in Thessaloniki were inaugurated by Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla.
The two addressed the opening ceremony in detail about Pfizer’s new digital innovation center in the co-capital.
Bourla: Pfizer’s investment in Thessaloniki will bring more than 650 million euros
“A few days ago, Jeffrey Payat stressed that Thessaloniki’s reputation is changing dramatically and Pfizer has contributed to this change with the investment we are launching today,” said Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.
Mr. Bourla said a big thank you for the cooperation and support, while emphasizing that these investment moves of Pfizer are in line with the country’s strategy.
“Pfizer is and will be present in this national effort. We must work together with integrity, transparency and goodwill. “Our first decision to create the digital innovation center started two years ago, while this year we expanded our interest and brought the digital innovation center,” said Mr. Bourla.
The CEO of Pfizer added that “our investment in the coming years will bring to Thessaloniki more than 650 million Euros or 0.4% of the city’s GDP each year”.
In his own greeting, the Prime Minister, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, spoke with the warmest words about Mr. Bourla, emphasizing that the CEO of Pfizer “returns home and gives his own mark as today we inaugurate two very important centers where more than 700 employees of high standards in many specialties “.
Mitsotakis: The rebrain is becoming a reality at Pfizer
The Prime Minister stated that one of the main reasons that Pfizer chose to come to Thessaloniki is the city’s potential.
“The rebrain is becoming a reality at Pfizer, as I have had the opportunity to talk to some scientists who have returned from abroad before. “It is also very encouraging that our universities are cooperating with the institutes as they have to contribute so much to the human resources,” said the prime minister.
Mr. Mitsotakis stressed that along with Thessaloniki, the whole of Greece is changing its face and is oriented towards extroversion, which translates into increased public wealth and social prosperity.
Let’s ingrain what experts say – Science first
The Prime Minister concluded with the fact that the company employs more women than the average. in other companies, while regarding the pandemic he reiterated that the unvaccinated are the first targets of the coronavirus.
“Let us ingrain what the experts say. Science first. Let’s give scientists the floor and listen to them when they say we should listen to them. It’s a tragedy, as most of them could have addressed it. Leaving here I will go take the third dose of the vaccine. So we should not leave this gift of science unused”, said Mr. Mitsotakis.