Thomas Breuer MD, MSc, is GSK’s Chief Global Health Officer, leading the Global Health team, a non-commercial group with a ring-fenced budget and more than 200 people, where success is measured by health impact not financial return. In this role, Thomas is responsible for Global Health R&D, which is developing new medicines and vaccines against high-burden infectious diseases in lower income countries and for Global Health Access & Capability activities, which are pursuing equitable access to GSK’s portfolio and pipeline. Before taking on his current role, Thomas led GSK’s Vaccines Development Organization for a decade and has been instrumental in the development and licensure of many of GSK’s vaccines.
More recently, he was the Chief Medical Officer for GSK Vaccines. He began his career in internal medicine and public health. After six years in patient care he worked at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, before joining the German Public Health Institute (Robert Koch-Institute) as Head of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Berlin.