People: Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE)
19 Dec 2014
Dr. Stefan Oschmann, Ph.D., has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA effective January 1, 2015. He is currently serves as Member of the Executive Board, General Partner and Head of Pharmaceuticals at the company since January 1, 2011. He is responsible for Europe, the United States (Pharmaceuticals), Canada, Latin and Central America, as well as Africa and Middle East. After earning a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a Doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, he took on a position at the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA. In 1989 he joined the American company Merck & Co. (outside North America: MSD – Merck Sharp & Dohme). Following various positions in Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria he was appointed Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe in 1998 and Vice President of Europe in 1999. Until 2005 he was also in charge of the German business of Merck & Co. In 2005 he moved to the headquarters of Merck & Co., taking on the role of Senior Vice President in charge of Worldwide Human Health Marketing. In 2006 he became Member of Senior Management and Corporate Officer, in charge of Merck & Co.’s business in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. As of 2009, Dr. Oschmann served as President of Emerging Markets for Merck & Co. Since January 10, 2011 he is Chairman of the Board at Merck Serono S.A.
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