Merck (MRK)

About Merck (MRK)

Company Description:

Merck & Co., Inc. is a global healthcare company that operates worldwide. The company is primarily involved in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines.

Founded in 1891 by George Merck, Merck & Co. has its headquarters in Rahway, New Jersey, USA.

Main Product(s):

Merck & Co.'s main products include a wide range of prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products. They are particularly renowned for their contributions to oncology, infectious diseases, diabetes, and vaccines.

Short History of Merck & Co., Inc.:

1891: Founded by George Merck in the United States.

1953: Merger with Sharp & Dohme, expanding its research capabilities.

1971: Introduced the first measles vaccine.

2004: Withdrew Vioxx, a leading painkiller, due to safety concerns.

2009: Merged with Schering-Plough, significantly expanding its product portfolio.

2018: Keytruda, its cancer drug, became a blockbuster, revolutionizing cancer treatment.

2021: Developed Molnupiravir, an oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19.

Key Executives:

Name Title Pay Exercised Year Born
Mr. Robert M. Davis J.D. Chairman, President & CEO 6.08M 6.77M 1967
Ms. Caroline Litchfield Executive VP & CFO 2.8M N/A 1969
Ms. Jennifer L. Zachary Executive VP & General Counsel 2.73M 3.46M 1978
Dr. Dean Y. Li M.D., Ph.D. Executive VP & President of Merck Research Laboratories 3.44M N/A 1962
Mr. Chirfi Guindo Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer for Merck Human Health 1.54M N/A 1966
Mr. David Michael Williams Executive VP and Chief Information & Digital Officer N/A N/A 1969
Mr. Peter Dannenbaum Vice President of Investor Relations N/A N/A N/A
Lisa LeCointe-Cephas Senior VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer N/A N/A 1982
Ms. Cristal N. Downing Executive VP and Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer N/A N/A 1970
Mr. Steven C. Mizell Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer N/A N/A 1960

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