Caroline Roan is president of the Pfizer Foundation and also oversees Pfizer’s corporate responsibility (CR) function, from stakeholder engagement and reporting, to the design of social investment strategies. During her tenure, the Pfizer Foundation has refined its strategy to better address today’s highly complex global health challenges. The resulting CR portfolio is a coordinated approach to strategic philanthropy and responsible investment which invests the full scope of the company’s resources to broaden access to medicines and strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world. She oversees a team based in New York, Switzerland and Kenya. She underscores through her work that Pfizer is motivated to help build the world’s capacity to deliver good healthcare and, in particular, to help those who cannot easily access the company’s medicines and vaccines.


Recent Posts by Caroline T. Roan

How The Private Sector Can Empower Entrepreneurs To Improve Global Health

The private sector should seek to empower local innovators, not just with cash and product donations, but also with the technical support and mentorship needed to grow their ideas into solutions to improve the health and well-being of people for generations to come. Read about the Global Health...

August 2, 2017GrantWatch, Health Professionals

Women and Smoking: New Funding for Tobacco Control in the Developing World

The author, who is president of the Pfizer Foundation, spoke at a UN meeting this week on noncommunicable diseases. The United Nations (UN) has been hosting its High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases September 16–21 in New York City. This is an important opportunity to highlight the...

Lessons Learned from the Pfizer Foundation’s ConnectHIV Initiative

$7.5 million to Battle HIV/AIDS in the United States Earlier this month, President Barack Obama set out a new domestic AIDS policy, which asked cities, states, federal agencies, and the private sector to find ways to cut new infections by 25 percent; get more patients treated quickly and...

July 29, 2010GrantWatch