John McKendry is the Country Manager and Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) Lead of Pfizer Malaysia and Brunei.
Based in the Head Office in Kuala Lumpur, John is responsible for the internal management and the external representation for the overall Pfizer business in both countries. As PEH Lead, he also oversees the growth of Pfizer’s off-patent products. John was appointed to his role at Pfizer Malaysia in mid-2014. Prior to joining Pfizer Malaysia, he was based in Hong Kong at the regional APAC office as Regional Therapeutic Area Lead, Pain Portfolio, for the Global Innovative Pharma Business (GIP) across the Asia Pacific Region.
He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, his strong track record within Pfizer includes roles as Commercial Director for the Original Brands Division of the Established Products Business Unit in Canada as well as roles in Marketing, Sales, Business Analytics, Pricing and Patient Access. He currently serves as President of the Board of Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia as well as a seat on the Board of Governors for the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology as well as a Master in Science Degree in Physiology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is also a holder of an executive certificate in Corporate Strategy and Innovation from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.