Former Merck China GM new SVP Head of LatAm Healthcare, EMD Serono


After five years in China, Rogier Janssens goes on to lead Latin America Healthcare for EMD Serono.

Rogier Janssens, former General Manager of the biopharma business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in China has been appointed Senior Vice President – Head of Latin America Healthcare for EMD Serono, taking over from Paolo Carli.

Janssen is moving into the role at Serono Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, after almost five years in China. In a 2019 interview he told PharmaBoardroom that China was the sixth country he had lived and worked in and spoke about transitioning to a new market:

“… this is how I like to look at it: yes, the regulatory system is different here – as it is everywhere. The financial system is different – as it is everywhere. The portfolio … here is very different as well … you need to get past these basic points of differences in the initial onboarding to quickly grasp the characteristics of the market…”

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