The following section provides information on Merck KGaA’s senior management, executives, CEO and key decision makers and their roles in the organization. For more insight into Merck KGaA's management and employees, unlock the full data with our company analytics monitoring tool.

Executives

Kai Beckmann

Director; Chief Executive Officer - Electronics business Executive Board Since: 2017 Age: 57

Mr. Kai Beckmann has been the Chief Executive Officer of Electronics business and a Director of the company since 2017. Prior to this, he served as the Chief Administration Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Merck. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the Managing Director of the Merck companies in Malaysia and Singapore, and prior to that, he served as a senior executive for the Information Management and Consulting unit from 1999 to 2004. He started his career at Merck in 1989 as an IT system consultant.

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Belen Garijo

Chief Executive Officer Senior Management Since: 2021

Ms. Belen Garijo has been the Chief Executive Officer of the company since 2021. Previously, she served as Vice-Chair and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company. Prior to this, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare in 2015 and Chief Operating Officer of the Biopharma business since 2011. Before joining Merck, Belen Garijo served as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations Europe at Sanofi-Aventis and Global Integration Leader of Genzyme after its acquisition by Sanofi.

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Matthias Heinzel

Chief Executive Officer - Life Science Senior Management Since: 2021

Mr. Matthias Heinzel has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Life Science business of the company since 2021. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Board Member and President of the Nutrition & Biosciences business at DuPont.

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Laura Matz

Chief Science and Technology Officer Senior Management Since: 2021

Ms. Laura Matz has been the Chief Science and Technology Officer of the company since 2021. Prior to this, she served as the Head of Planarization in the Semiconductor Materials business at Versum Materials.

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Jakob Hoppe

Chief Financial Officer - Sector Healthcare Senior Management Since: 2022

Mr. Jakob Hoppe has been the Sector Chief Financial Officer Healthcare of the company since 2022. Prior to this, he served as Head of Controlling, Marketing and Strategy Healthcare.

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