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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Kenneth C. Frazier
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • Chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2011
  • President, Merck & Co., Inc., 2010
  • Executive vice president and president, Global Human Health, Merck & Co., Inc., 2007
  • Executive vice president and general counsel, Merck & Co., Inc., 2006-2007
  • Senior vice president and general counsel, Merck & Co., Inc., 1999-2006
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Robert M. Davis
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2014
  • Corporate vice president and president, Baxter Medical Products, 2010-2014
  • Corporate vice president and chief financial officer, Baxter Healthcare, 2006-2010; treasurer, Baxter Healthcare, 2004-2006
  • Director of Corporate Financial Planning, Eli Lilly and Company, 2002-2004; assistant treasurer and various financial positions, Eli Lilly and Company, 1990-2002

Willie A. Deese
Executive Vice President and President,
Merck Manufacturing Division

  • Executive vice president and president, Merck Manufacturing Division, 2008
  • President, Merck Manufacturing Division, 2005-2007
  • Senior vice president, Global Procurement, Merck & Co., Inc., 2004-2005

Richard R. DeLuca Jr.
Executive Vice President and President,
Merck Animal Health

  • Executive vice president and president, Merck Animal Health, 2011
  • Chief financial officer, Becton Dickinson Biosciences,
    2010-2011
  • President, Wyeth's Fort Dodge Animal Health division,
    2007-2010
  • Chief operating officer, Fort Dodge, 2006-2007; executive vice president and chief financial officer, 2002-2006

Clark Golestani
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

  • Executive vice president and chief information officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2012
  • Vice president, Merck Research Laboratories Information Technology, 2008-2012
  • Vice president, Corporate Information Technology, Merck & Co., Inc., 2006-2008
  • Chief architect and executive director, Enterprise Architecture & Strategic Planning Information Services, Merck & Co., Inc., 2003-2006

Mirian M. Graddick-Weir
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

  • Executive vice president, Human Resources, Merck & Co., Inc., 2008
  • Senior vice president, Human Resources, Merck & Co., Inc., 2006-2007
  • Executive vice president, Human Resources and Employee Communications, AT&T, 2004-2006
  • Executive vice president, Human Resources, AT&T, 1999-2004
  • Chief human resources officer, Consumer Services Company, AT&T, 1998-1999

Michael J. Holston
Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

  • Executive vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2012
  • Executive vice president, general counsel and board secretary for Hewlett-Packard Company, 2007-2012
  • Partner, Litigation Department at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2005-2007
  • Partner, Litigation Department at Drinker, Biddle & Reath, 1993-2005
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990-1993

Bruce N. Kuhlik
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

  • Executive vice president and general counsel, Merck & Co., Inc., 2008
  • Senior vice president and general counsel, Merck & Co., Inc., 2007
  • Vice president and associate general counsel, Merck & Co. Inc., 2005-2007
  • Senior vice president and general counsel, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), 2002-2005
  • Partner, Covington & Burling, 1990-2002

Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and President,
Merck Research Laboratories

  • Executive vice president and president, Merck Research Laboratories, 2013
  • Executive vice president and head of Research and Development, Amgen Inc., 2001-2012
  • Executive vice president of Worldwide Basic Research and Preclinical Development, Merck Research Laboratories, 1998-2001; senior vice president, Merck Research Laboratories, 1997-1998
  • Professor, Departments of Immunology, Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Washington, 1991-1997
Michael Rosenblatt, Executive vice president and chief medical officer

Michael Rosenblatt, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

  • Executive vice president and chief medical officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2009
  • Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2003-2009
  • George R. Minot Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School 1998-2003; Chief of the Division of Bone and Mineral Metabolism Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2001-2003; President, 1999-2001
  • Harvard faculty dean and senior vice president for Academic Programs at CareGroup and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 1996-2000
  • Director, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 1992-1998
  • Merck senior vice president for research, 1989-1992; vice president, Biological Research and Molecular Biology,
    1984-1989

Adam H. Schechter
Executive Vice President and President, Global Human Health

  • Executive vice president and president, Global Human Health, Merck & Co., Inc., May 2010
  • President, Global Pharmaceuticals, 2007-2010 and Integration Officer, Merck & Co., Inc., 2009-2010
  • President, U.S. Human Health, 2006-2007
  • Senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Osteoporosis, Respiratory and Neuroscience, Merck & Co., Inc., 2005-2006

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