Dr Annalisa Jenkins

Executive vice president, head of global research and development

Merck Serono

Dr. Annalisa Jenkins is global head of R&D at Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck, Darmstadt Germany. Dr. Jenkins was recruited into the company as the global head of development and medical in 2011 by Stefan Oschmann, who was CEO at the time and is now a member of the Merck Executive Board.

After earning her MD, Dr Jenkins began her career as a Royal Naval Physician rising to the rank of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander and serving as the first female physician on the front-line during combat. She started a family while still in the Navy, and then left the service to enter the biopharma industry in 1997, joining Bristol-Myers Squibb.


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