Chair of the Executive Board | CEO of Merck
Belén Garijo is the CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany She joined the company in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of the Biopharma business, becoming President and CEO of Healthcare in 2015 before being appointed Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2021.
Before joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Belén 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. She previously held several local and global executive positions, both in R&D and commercial, at various companies at the forefront of the Healthcare sector.
She started her career as a practicing physician at La Paz hospital in Madrid before moving to the pharmaceutical industry.