Ian Read joined the Viatris board of directors after a 41-year career at Pfizer. While at Pfizer, he served as executive chairman, and prior to that was chief executive officer, having joined the company as an operational auditor. Read's other positions at Pfizer included senior vice president and group president of Pfizer’s Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses; chief financial officer of Pfizer Mexico; country manager of Pfizer Brazil; president of Pfizer’s International Pharmaceuticals Group; executive vice president, Europe; corporate vice president; and head of operations in Pfizer’s Africa/Middle East region and Latin America. Read serves on the Kimberly-Clark Board of Directors as lead director and chair of the Executive Committee, and serves on the board for Avateramedical N.V. He also serves as operating executive for Global Healthcare at The Carlyle Group, focusing on investment opportunities in the healthcare sector.