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Kenneth Frazier    

Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenneth C. Frazier is Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., a global biopharmaceutical leader operating in more than 140 countries, improving and saving lives through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products.

Under Ken’s leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders. Ken has substantially increased Merck’s investment in research, including early research, while refocusing the organization on the launch and growth of key products that provide benefit to society. He has also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125-year plus legacy.

Frazier has held a range of senior management positions at the company, including president of Global Human Health, Merck Manufacturing and Merck Research Laboratories, and general counsel, overseeing Merck’s legal and public affairs functions and The Merck Foundation.

Prior to joining Merck, Ken was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. Ken’s contributions, especially in the legal, business and humanitarian fields, have been widely recognized. He sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association.

Frazier sits on boards including PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Exxon Mobil Corporation. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the President’s Export Council, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association.

Frazier received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a law degree from Harvard Law School.

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