PM has video conference with heads of major pharmaceutical firms

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had an online video conference with the executives of top pharmaceutical firms and experts in healthcare policy, research and investment issues at 18:00 on Sunday. The meeting focused on creating a strong and competitive biopharmaceutical sector in Greece.

Participants in the meeting weree Noubar Afeyan, the board chairman of Moderna and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas (Harvard Medical School and president of the National Council for Research, Technology and Innovation), Albert Bourla (chairman and CEO of Pfizer), Eric Cantor (head of Moelis & Company), Nicholas Galakatos (Global Head of Life Sciences at Blackstone Life Sciences), Emil D. Kakkis (chairman of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical), Costis Maglaras (Dean of Columbia Business School), Peter R. Orszag (CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard), Sir Menelas Pangalos (Executive Vice-president at AstraZeneca), Stelios Papadopoulos (Chairman of Biogen, Exelixis, Regulus Therapeutics and co-founder of Eucrates Biomedical), George A. Scangos (CEO of Vir Biotechnology), Vangelis Vergetis (CEO of Intelligencia and chairman of Eucrates Biomedical), Michel Vounatsos (CEO of Biogen) and George Yancopoulos (chairman of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals).
A number of ministers and deputy ministers handling with health policy and development issues also took part.