Marwan Akar Appointed as President &
Managing Director of Merck Canada

New Leadership at Merck Canada

Core to Merck’s vision is to encourage the growth of our employees, confident that their contributions will lead to a better world. Marwan Akar, the newly appointed President and Managing Director of Merck Canada embodies this vision.

Joining Merck in 1997, his journey with the company has taken him to the United States,  Europe & Middle East and most recently as the Managing Director of Russia and Eurasia.

“I’m excited to join the Merck Canada team and contribute to the Canadian healthcare ecosystem, to truly help make a difference for patients.”

Marwan Akar,
President and Managing Director

  • Has worked &/or lived in the United States, Middle East, Africa & Russia.
  • Holds B.S. & M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Imperial College, London

Supporting Talent & Development

As we move through a transformative time with a renewed focus on oncology, vaccines and anti-viral therapies, Marwan is passionate about developing talent and encouraging Canadian students with an interest to explore opportunities within the pharmaceutical sector. “I am calling on all those with the shared desire to save and improve lives to join us.”

Read more about Marwan Akar here.