A CONVERSATION WITH BIONTECH CO-FOUNDERS UGUR SAHIN AND ÖZLEM TÜRECI - The Atlantic Council hosted a high-level conversation with BioNTech Co-Founders, Professor Ugur Sahin, M.D., Co-Founder and CEO, and Dr. Özlem Türeci, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, on November 8, 2021.
At the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been the creators of the vaccines, Professor Ugur Sahin and Dr. Özlem Türeci, Co-Founders of BioNTech. BioNTech’s approach to confronting the challenge of the virus, working across the Atlantic with an American partner to develop the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and alongside governments around the world to distribute doses, embodies the Atlantic Council’s mission of working with partners and allies to confront the biggest challenges of the day.
This edition of #ACFrontPage discussed the state of the pandemic and vaccine development, as well as the Co-Founders’ personal stories ahead of the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Awards honoring them for their work to help curb the pandemic.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 11/08/2021