Philippe Lopes-FernandesSenior VP, Global Head of Business Development and Alliance Management at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Philippe Lopes-Fernandes is the Senior Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development & Alliance Management for Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. His team ensures execution of all global and regional deals for all Merck Healthcare franchises and all stages of development, from early technology to clinical stage and marketed products. His team also manages the alliances post-signing. Philippe is a results-driven executive with more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He brings strong expertise in licensing and M&A, project management, marketing and sales and restructuring. He has directly negotiated key deals for Merck, including the in-licensing of Erbitux, the acquisition of Serono, the sale of Merck's generic business to Mylan, the alliance with Pfizer on PDL1, the purchase of the Oncology pipeline from Vertex, and most recently the co-development and co-commercialization agreement with GSK. He has lived and worked in France, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. Philippe holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, France and completed executive programs from Kellogg and Insead.