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Michael A. Klobuchar

Executive vice president and chief strategy officer

Mike Klobuchar serves as the chief strategy officer for Merck, leading the advancement and execution of the company’s strategy. He is also responsible for setting and executing the company's global business development strategies as well as leading the digital, data and IT infrastructure and cybersecurity strategies.

Prior to this role, Mike was senior vice president and finance lead for Merck Research Laboratories, the company’s research and development organization, and led the Global Portfolio and Alliance Management group within the organization.

Previously, Mike was senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Financial Planning, focused on developing and implementing improvements to the company’s operating model. He was also president, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and led key elements related to the integration of Merck Research Laboratories with Schering-Plough R&D following the merger of the two companies.

Mike joined Merck Research Laboratories in 1998 and has held a wide range of positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s research, manufacturing, commercial planning, finance and strategy organizations.

Mike serves on the board of directors for Revvity, a global scientific technology and life science research company. He received his MBA from Villanova University, a master of science degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University.