Dr Abraham Palache is founder of FluPal Consultancy BV, a private company that provides expertise and services to Abbott, among others, in the field of influenza and influenza vaccinology. He’s co-founder of the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI), a founding member of IFPMA’s Influenza Vaccine Supply International Task Force (IVS) where since 2004 he chairs the Policy Practice and Communication subgroup (PPC) of this group. He is also a member of the External Affairs Working Group of the Association of the European Vaccine Manufacturers (EVM). In 2006, he joined the Asia-Pacific Advisory Committee on Influenza (APACI) group as an industry representative. He served for more than 40 years Abbott Biologicals as Clinical Research Project leader, Director of Public Affairs for influenza and Global Government Affairs Director for Vaccines.