Michael Klobuchar

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer at Merck

Mike Klobuchar serves as the chief strategy officer for Merck. He leads the advancement and execution of the company’s strategy, with additional responsibility for business development and information technology. Prior to this role, Mike was senior vice president and finance lead for Merck Research Laboratories, the company’s research and development organization, and led the Global Portfolio and Alliance Management group within the organization.

Previously, Mike was senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Financial Planning, focused on developing and implementing improvements to the company’s operating model. He was also president, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and led key elements related to the integration of Merck Research Laboratories with Schering-Plough R&D following the merger of the two companies.

Mike joined Merck Research Laboratories in 1998 and has held a wide range of positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s finance, strategy, manufacturing and research organizations.

Mike received his MBA from Villanova University, a master of science degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University and a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University.



  • EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

    July 5, 2021 - present

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