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Robert M. Davis

Executive vice president, global services and chief financial officer

Robert Davis serves as executive vice president, global services and chief financial officer. He has responsibility for the company’s corporate strategy and business development, and for finance, IT, procurement and real estate operations. He joined the company as CFO in 2014 and was named to his expanded role in 2016.​

Prior to Merck, Robert worked for Baxter International Inc., where he served as corporate vice president and president of medical products. He held several other positions during his tenure at Baxter including president of its renal business, chief financial officer and treasurer. Before joining Baxter in 2004, Robert worked at Eli Lilly & Company, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility over 14 years.​

Robert serves on the board of directors for Duke Energy Corporation and is a member of its audit, compensation and finance committees. In addition, he is a board member of Project Hope, a non-profit organization focused on empowering health care workers to deliver expert care when and where it’s needed most. ​

Robert received his JD from Northwestern University School of Law, his MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University.