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Online Sharp Talk 15 Dec – Vaccine Development & Distribution with AstraZeneca

December 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

- Free – $25.00

As COVID-19 continues its spread around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been working day and night for their shared goal: to develop a vaccine against the disease and end the pandemic.

AstraZeneca, a global pharmaceutical company combining Swedish and British innovation, is at the forefront of vaccine development. They announced on November 23rd that their vaccine is up to 90% effective. With this significant progress, they will hopefully soon be able to provide the world with a safe and reliable vaccine.

Swedish Chambers APAC is proud to welcome Alec van Gelder, Executive Director of International Government Affairs at AstraZeneca in Shanghai. Alec van Gelder will present AstraZeneca’s journey and progress on vaccine development, unique insights from a pharmaceutical company operating in a pandemic world, and their determination to make the vaccine accessible for all and at no profit during the pandemic.

This event is a hybrid event with SwedCham China members and guests joining the event in person in Shanghai and online via Zoom.

When: 15 December, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (AEDT)
Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

Online link and details will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.

About the speaker

Alec van Gelder is Executive Director, International Government Affairs for AstraZeneca. In this role, Alec leads the Region to drive national and regional priorities and supports regional strategic initiatives that enable AZ to establish closer partnerships with governments. Alec joined AstraZeneca in 2011 as Global Director for Public Policy in the UK. He has also held roles as Director of Access and Affordability establishing and leading AstraZeneca’s flagship Healthy Heart Africa program. Prior to joining AZ, Alec was Policy Director for International Policy Network in the UK. Alec holds a Master’s degree in Economics from University de Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium and a Finance Degree from Lehigh University in the USA.


This is a Swedish Chambers APAC event hosted by SwedCham Shanghai.


December 15, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $25.00
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