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Patrick Bergstedt

Patrick Bergstedt

Vice President for Global Marketing, MSD

Biography

Patrick Bergstedt, was appointed to lead Global Marketing and International Commercial Operations for Merck Vaccines in August 2015. In this role he directs the Global Marketing of Merck Vaccines and the Commercial Operations for the ex-US business. Prior to his current role, Patrick served for four years as President of MSD Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

Patrick joined Merck in 2001 and was initially responsible for the Global antibiotic business. Over time, this responsibility increased and from 2007 to 2011 he was General Manager of the Global Infectious Diseases Franchise (anti-bacterials, anti-fungals, HIV, and HCV) with commercial responsibility from phase III to patent expiration.

Patrick has a proven commercial track record in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and biologics. His working career spans four continents Africa, Europe, USA and Asia. Eighteen years of his career were spent at Hoechst Marion Roussel (HMR, now Sanofi) where he served in various operational and strategic roles.

Prior to joining Merck, he headed sales and marketing and acted as corporate officer, for a New Jersey based, biotech company.

Patrick is a graduate of RAU in South Africa, where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree.