Tanya Silva Alcorn
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STERILE INJECTABLES AND BIOTECH OPERATIONS AT PFIZER
Tanya Silva Alcorn is Senior Vice President, Sterile Injectables and Biotech Operations, at Pfizer. She started her career at Pfizer almost two decades ago and now has oversight of 20 manufacturing plants globally, which produce more than 200 medicines and vaccines and more than 4 billion doses each year.
In her previous role as Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Tanya had oversight of demand, supply and inventory management for ~600 products, 15,000 SKUs across 175 markets and logistics operations globally. Tanya also had overall accountability for the global end-to-end supply chain planning and orchestration for the BioPharma portfolio inclusive of internal and external manufacturing assets.
Tanya and her team worked to distribute Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 oral treatment, distributing over three billion doses of the vaccine all over the globe. Tanya led a global team accountable for the global supply planning, management and delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the development and management of a new industry-leading cold chain distribution process, the creation of the innovative thermal shipper (now a part of the Smithsonian collection) and the management of the 24/7 supply chain control tower. In 2020, Tanya also led the COVID-19 response task force for Pfizer Global Supply. Through navigating how to develop a brand-new distribution model for the vaccine, Tanya became a decisive and visionary leader in a time of crisis.
Tanya is the daughter of Portuguese immigrants and was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from Rutgers University and went on to receive a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. She has been recognized as a Rising Star and a Luminary by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is currently serving on the HBA Board of Directors. Tanya is also a member of CHIEF, a senior executive women’s network.
Tanya is passionate about mentoring young women in STEM-related fields and is part of a mentorship program at Pfizer, where she helps women in the middle stages of their career as they navigate life through various stages, including as working mothers and as female leaders finding their own voice in technical fields. As a female leader in a male-dominated field, Tanya stresses the importance of being your authentic self in order to be an effective and successful leader. Tanya is married with three children and continues to reside in New Jersey with her family.