People: Merck KGaA (MRCG.DE)
23 Dec 2014
Dr. Kai Beckmann has been Chief Administration Officer, Member of the Executive Board and Head of Group Human Resources at Merck KGaA since April 1, 2011. He is responsible for Group Human Resources; Group Information Services; Site Management Darmstadt and Gernsheim; Inhouse Consulting in the region EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). He began his career at the Company in 1989 as an Information Technology system consultant. In 1998, he earned a doctorate in economics while working. As of 1999 Dr. Beckmann headed the main department Information Management and Consulting. In 2004 Dr. Beckmann became Managing Director of the Merck subsidiaries in Singapore and Malaysia. As of 2007, he became the first Chief Information Officer of the Merck Group with responsibility for Corporate Information Services. He is Member of the Board of Federal Employers' Association for the German Chemical Industry (Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie e.V., BAVC) and Employers' Association for the Chemical and Related Industries in the State of Hesse (Arbeitgeberverband Chemie und verwandte Industrien fuer das Land Hessen e.V., HessenChemie). He studied computer science at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt from 1984 to 1989.
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