Andrew Widger

Senior Director, Global Media Relations, Pfizer

Andy is a Senior Director, Global Media Relations at Pfizer Inc, leading the strategy and execution of corporate and therapy area media relations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Since joining the UK communications team at Pfizer in 2006, Andy has held roles with increasing responsibility within Pfizer’s Corporate Affairs function including his current role as lead company spokesperson for Europe, Middle East and Africa – a role that got busier than ever during 2020.

Andy has led communications for over 25 years, across differing sectors and geographies, working with journalists, executives and leadership teams around the world, to manage business and share price sensitive announcements, proactive media initiatives, and guide communications on numerous issues.

Prior to Pfizer, Andy headed up communications within media businesses – for the BBC commercial arm’s Business Development & Music division and national news agency the Press Association – having previously ‘cut his teeth’ in agency in the days when press releases were issued by fax.