Management

Management


The Merz Group Management Board is the uppermost management board of the Merz Healthcare Group. The CEOs of the individual business divisions bear the full responsibility for their areas of business and report to the Merz Group CEO in this capacity.

Merz Group Management

Philip Burchard

Philip Burchard

Chief Executive Officer, Merz Group

  • Chairman of the Shareholders Council
  • Chief Executive Officer at Merz since July 2012
  • Extensive professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Europe, Latin America and Asia
  • Graduated from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel
Hans-Jörg Bergler

Hans-Jörg Bergler

Chief Operating Officer, Merz Group

  • Joined Merz in 2007 as Head of Corporate Development, responsible for HR, Communications and Corporate Development since 2014
  • Over 20 years of experience in strategic corporate planning and M&A in Germany and the US
  • Graduated in Business Studies from the University of Munich

Business Leadership

Bob Rhatigan

Bob Rhatigan

CEO, Merz Aesthetics

  • Joined Merz in 2017, President and CEO America
  • Nearly 20 years’ experience in management positions in medical aesthetics
  • Graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara
Stefan Brinkmann

Stefan Brinkmann

CEO, Merz Therapeutics

  • Joined Merz in 2012
  • Extensive experience in international pharmaceutical companies
  • Graduated from the University of Mannheim

Legal & Compliance

Kerstin Degenhardt

Kerstin Degenhardt

Group General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer

  • Joined Merz in 2008
  • Over 20 years’ experience in legal management positions within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Doctorate in Law from the University of Frankfurt am Main

Global Technical Operations

Dr. Torsten Wagner

Dr. Torsten Wagner

Head of Global Technical Operations

  • Joined Merz in 2008
  • Over 25 years of experience in the development and production of pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Technology from the Free University of Berlin