Bookmark Bookmark

GENESIS PRIZE 2022 - ALBERT BOURLA

GENESIS PRIZE 2022 - ALBERT BOURLA

Context:

On January 19, 2022, Pfizer Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive, Albert Bourla, was awarded the prestigious Genesis Award 2022.

Key Points:

  • He received the award for developing the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19).
  • The award goes hand in hand with a $ 1 million cash prize.

Albert Bourla:

  • He is a Greek-American veterinarian and chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, an American pharmaceutical company.
  • He joined the company in 1993 and has held several senior roles in all of Pfizer's divisions.

Genesis Prize:

  • The annual prize is awarded to Jewish persons who have achieved significant professional achievements, contributions to humanity, and commitment to Jewish values ​​and/or the State of Israel.
  • The prize is popularly called the "Jewish Nobel Prize."
  • The award was established in 2012 with $ 100 billion from five Russian philanthropists, German Khan, Stan Polovets, Mikhail Fridman, Pyotr Aven, and Alexander Knaster.

Genesis Prize Administration:

  • The award is under the auspices of the Genesis Prize Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Genesis Prize Winner Selection:

  • Members of the committee that chose Genesis Prize laureates are selected based on their leadership and support for Jewish causes.

Genesis Prize Members:

  • Current and former committee members include Lawrence Summers, Yuli Edelstein, Jonathan Sacks, Elie Wiesel, Meir Shamgar, Nathan Sharansky, and Isaac Herzog.

You might be interested:

BrahMos SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED

BrahMos SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED Context: On 20 January 2022, BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off the coast of Odisha. This missile ...

5 months ago

REVISED RURAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION (RADFPI)

REVISED RURAL AREA DEVELOPMENT PLAN FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION (RADFPI) Context: On 20 January 2022, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj released a revised Rural Area Development Plan Formulation and I ...

5 months ago

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IS NOA A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH: LANCET STUDY

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IS NOA A LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH: LANCET STUDY Context: On 20 January 2022, a Lancet study stated that Antimicrobial resistance is now a leading cause of death. Key Findings of ...

5 months ago

FIRST BRICS SHERPAS MEETING OF 2022

FIRST BRICS SHERPAS MEETING OF 2022 Context: The first BRICS Sherpas conference of 2022 was conducted virtually on January 18-19, 2022. The two-day conference was held in China. Key Points: During th ...

5 months ago

GLOBAL INVESTMENT TREND MONITOR

GLOBAL INVESTMENT TREND MONITOR Context: On 19 January 2022, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Trends Monitor was published. Important Report Findings: According to the r ...

5 months ago

GOI PROPOSES THE CHANGE OF RULES OF APPOINTING IAS OFFICERS

GOI PROPOSES THE CHANGE OF RULES OF APPOINTING IAS OFFICERS Context: On 19 January 2022, the Indian Government proposed changing the rules for appointing IAS officials. Key Points: On behalf of the G ...

5 months ago

Provide your feedback on this article: