Moncef Slaoui Moncef is Moroccan Arabic born July 22, 1959) Belgian-American researcher and former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccines department. He worked at the company for thirty years, retiring in 2017.
The Slaoui Center for Vaccines Research in Rockville, Maryland—named after Slaoui and GSK’s first research and development institute in the United States—was opened on December 14, 2016.
On May 15, 2020, President Donald Trump announced that Slaoui would manage the U.S. government’s development of a vaccine used to treat coronavirus disease in Operation Warp Speed.