Denied top job, Mike Nally exits chief marketing job at Merck as the big C-suite shakeup continues
First Merck lost R&D MVP Roger Perlmutter at the end of last year. Then chief executive Ken Frazier laid out plans to hit the exit in June. Now the New Jersey drugmaker’s big C-suite shakeup continues, as Mike Nally steps away from the chief marketing job at the pharma giant.
Nally is ending his nearly two-decade run at Merck to pursue a leadership opportunity at another company, though it’s not yet clear where. The former head of Merck’s global vaccine business was in the running for Frazier’s spot, an insider told Bloomberg back in 2019. But the pharma instead chose CFO Robert Davis, a four-year Merck veteran with a decorated résumé, including time served as EVP of global services and CFO at Baxter and 14 years in the ranks at Eli Lilly.
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