Interim leader, Human Health International at Merck

Organization: Merck

Profession: Interim leader



Deepak Khanna is interim leader, Human Health International, heading operations, commercialization and P&L performance for Merck’s 100-plus markets outside of the U.S. He also serves as president, Europe & Canada, responsible for the company’s Human Health business across the region.


Deepak began his Merck career in 1988 in field sales and over his tenure, has held positions of increasing responsibility within the Global, U.S. and international Human Health divisions. In his more than 30 years with the company, Deepak has gained broad and deep expertise in managing country and regional operations as well as building and leading diverse, high-performing teams. He has also headed strategy and commercialization efforts for several therapeutic areas, including Oncology. In addition, Deepak proudly spearheaded U.S. integration planning for the company’s merger with Schering-Plough.


Deepak earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA in marketing from Santa Clara University.


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