Merck formally announces Galvis as new head in Brazil



Germany-based pharma major Merck has officially appointed Pedro Galvis as the new president of its Brazil subsidiary. He will take office on May 1 after current head Guilherme Maradei becomes oncology marketing director in the U.S. As GBI reported, earlier this month the company announced that José-Arnaud de Carvalho Coelho would direct the firm’s operations in Mexico to fill in for Galvis.

After starting his career in Merck Colombia, Galvis has served in a number of leadership positions including regional director of the generics division for Latin America, as well as director of the cardiometabolism and general medicines business unit. Working under Maya Martínez-Davis, biopharma president in Latin America, he will now have the task of maintaining the company’s sustainable growth in the country while overseeing launches planned in the areas of oncology, neurology, immunology, and general medicine.

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