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Training of volunteers for the fight against Ebola in West Africa Copyright: DRK
Training of volunteers for the fight against Ebola in West Africa Copyright: DRK
Merck Lends Support in the Fight Against Ebola
Darmstadt, Germany, October 31, 2014 – Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science sectors, will be donating € 250,000 to support the German Red Cross, a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in the fight against Ebola. With this donation, the company is underlining social responsibility as part of its entrepreneurial approach.
 
Sachdev and Kley
CEO Karl-Ludwig Kley and Sigma-Aldrich CEO Rakesh Sachdev
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Merck to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich to Enhance Position in Attractive Life Science Industry
Darmstadt, Germany and St. Louis, MO, September 22, 2014 – Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science sectors, and Sigma-Aldrich today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion), establishing one of the leading players in the $130 billion global life science industry.
 
Belén Garijo appointed new member of the Executive Board
Belén Garijo appointed new member of the Executive Board
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Merck Strengthens Executive Board
Darmstadt, Germany, September 18, 2014 – Merck today announced that the Board of Partners has promoted Stefan Oschmann (57) to the position of Deputy CEO and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. Concurrently, Belén Garijo (54) was appointed to the Executive Board to take over leadership for the Pharma business. The management changes will become effective as of January 1, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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