"The Pharmaceutical Industry and Global Health: Striving for Sustainable Models," Featuring Kenneth C. Frazier, Board Chair, President & CEO, Merck & Co. Inc.
Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of pharmaceutical giant, Merck & Co., Inc., will discuss "The Pharmaceutical Industry and Global Health: Striving for Sustainable Models" at the Woodrow Wilson School on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Funded by a grant from the Merck Company Foundation, this lecture is part of a series established in honor of Adel Mahmoud, M.D., Ph.D., -- senior policy analyst and lecturer with the rank of professor at the Woodrow Wilson School and molecular biology. The discussion is cosponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW) and the Woodrow Wilson School.
Frazier has held a broad range of senior management positions since joining Merck in 1992 as vice president, general counsel and secretary of the company’s Astra Merck Group. He was elected vice president of public affairs in 1994 and in 1997 assumed the additional responsibilities of assistant general counsel, corporate staff. Frazier was promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel in January 1999. In December 1999, he became senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, he oversaw Merck’s legal and public affairs functions and The Merck Company Foundation. In November 2006, he was promoted to executive vice president and general counsel. Frazier also served as executive vice president and president, Global Human Health, from 2007 to May 2010, when he became Merck president. He became CEO and member of the board of director in January 2011 and chairman of the board in December 2011.
Before joining Merck, Frazier was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. He sits on the boards of Exxon Mobil Corporation, The Pennsylvania State University, and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Frazier is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The event will be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.