Rare Disease Lead


Owen is currently Rare Disease Lead for Pfizer in the UK, covering a portfolio including Endocrine, Haematology and other blood disorders.  He is also a member of the ABPI Rare Disease Steering Group, and Co-chair of the Pfizer UK Inclusive Diversity Group.

Owen is a Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate from the University of Edinburgh, who joined the industry as a sales representative with Schering Plough in 1997.  He joined Pfizer in 2000 in Cardiovascular and Mental Health marketing and then Local Marketing incorporating geodemographic data offers for local health promotion planning.

From 2009 to 2012 Owen worked in Specialty care in the UK, as Commercial Director for HIV working on the UK transition with GSK into ViiV healthcare.  Owen also led the Country Implementation Planning Council across the UK business for the Pfizer:Wyeth transition. From 2012 to 2016 Owen worked in a number of European Regional Marketing Leadership roles responsible for Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Based in France and then Italy these roles included Senior Director for Haemophilia International Developed Markets and before that Marketing Team Leader for Rare and Orphan Medicines Europe.