Ken Frazier

Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

Ken Frazier

Ken Frazier

Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Astra Merck, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
OneTen

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11842

Primary Location

Newtown, PA, United States

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

12/17/1954 - Philadelphia, PA, United States

Age

66

Number of Awards

5

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Executive Chairman at International Business Machines Corporation

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Co-Founder at BlueVoyant LLC

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Executive Vice President & President, Merck Animal Health at Merck & Co., Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Ariel Alternatives, LLC at Ariel Investments LLC

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Future Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc. (Effective 07/2021)

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Frances Watt Baker & Lenox D. Baker Junior Dean of the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

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Chairman & Managing Director at General Catalyst LLC

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Co-Founder at OneTen

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Founder at Change the Equation, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at MasterCard, Inc.

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Ken Frazier
Chief Executive Officer at Merck & Co., Inc.
Education
Class of 1978

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA in Political Science
Class of 1975

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

Memberships
Member
2011 - Current
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Co-Founder
2020 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
1992 - Current

Merck & Co., Inc. , d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme, MSD outside the United States and Canada, is an American pharmaceutical company and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Secretary, Vice President & General Counsel
1992 - 1994

Astra Merck, Inc., part of AstraZeneca Plc, is an American company located in Orlando, FL. The firm sells pharmaceuticals products. It was founded by Myrtle S. Potter and Thomas A. McCourt. Astra AB acquired Astra Merck, Inc. from Merck & Co., Inc. on 12 Jul 98 for $4,400 million.

Boards & Committees
Member, Corporate Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
Member, Corporate Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Inc. publishes magazine for the corporate counsel community. The company was founded by Al Driver in 1993 and is headquartered in Mountainside, NJ.

Chairman of the Board
Prior

The Merck Foundation, a U.S.-based, private charitable foundation established in 1957, is funded entirely by the company and is Merck’s chief source of funding support for qualified nonprofit charitable organizations. Since its inception, the Merck Foundation has contributed more than $740 million to support initiatives that address important societal needs in a manner consistent with Merck’s overall mission to help the world be well.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) is America’s oldest nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and the advancement of high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions . Since 1922, ERC has been a resource for public and private institutions committed to a strong ethics culture. ERC’s expertise informs the public dialogue on ethics and ethical behavior. ERC researchers analyze current and emerging issues and produce new ideas and benchmarks that matter for the public trust.

Trustee
Prior

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,500 - $4,999
2018

The Fund for Justice Education FJE was created to support the American Bar Associations ABA law-related and public services education programs.

$2,500 +
2017

The Fund for Justice Education FJE was created to support the American Bar Associations ABA law-related and public services education programs.

Political Donations
$15.6K
2019

Minority Leader from United States

$2,200
2019

Representative from Illinois's 17th Congressional District

$2,800
2019

Representative from Illinois's 17th Congressional District

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #223
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
2014
National Association of Corporate Directors - Directorship 100
2014
Black Enterprise Magazine - Corporate Executive of the Year
Events
Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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