Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier will cope with the magnificence of 2019 at Drexel’s University-extensive graduation ceremony on June 14. In what has become a Drexel tradition, the University will once more preserve its University-extensive ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. Frazier’s contributions in the enterprise, legal and humanitarian fields are particularly exceptional. “I’m positive our graduating magnificence will enjoy hearing from a noticeably successful company govt whose career in business, regulation and public carrier roles has given him a completely unique perspective, and whose private adventure stretches from North Philadelphia to Harvard Law to the corporate boardroom,” stated Drexel President John Fry. Under Frazier’s management, Merck is delivering progressive lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as lengthy-time period and sustainable cost to its a couple of stakeholders. Frazier has drastically improved Merck’s funding in research, consisting of early studies, while refocusing the employer on the launch and increase of key merchandise that offer benefit to society. He has also led the formation of philanthropic and different tasks that build on Merck’s 125-12 months plus legacy. Frazier joined the corporation in 1992 and has held positions of increasing obligation inclusive of popular recommend and president. Prior to becoming a member of Merck, he turned into a accomplice with the Philadelphia regulation company of Drinker Biddle & Reath.
He presently sits on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia. Frazier is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association. Frazier obtained his bachelor’s diploma from Pennsylvania State University and holds a JD from Harvard Law School.