Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Africa's tremendous growth potential

Vast opportunities offered by a continent – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany intends to expand businesses in Africa – This week the Executive Board travels through Africa
This week, the Executive Board of our company is traveling through Africa. It is a clear signal: With the close links between social and corporate responsibility, the company is unlocking new market potential on the continent. Our aim is to significantly expand its businesses in Africa in the next few years.
Our company in Africa
Meeting in Kenya: Stefan Oschmann, Kenya's Minister of Health James Macharia, Joy Lay, member of the National Assembly of Kenya, Karl-Ludwig Kley, the Governor of Nairobi Evans Kidero, Rasha Kelej and Eva Mechemi, Executive Director of the Diabetic Management and Information Centre, Kenya.
Africa's future
"We want to strengthen our presence in Africa because we believe in the future and the economic growth of the continent," emphasized CEO Karl-Ludwig Kley and Deputy CEO Stefan Oschmann ahead of their trip. They also underscored our desire to enter into a sustained and long-term commitment to Africa. "With the close links between social and corporate responsibility, we are unlocking new market potential on the continent. Our aim is to significantly expand our businesses in Africa in the next few years."
First highlights of the tour in Kenya and Ghana
The first highlights of the one-week agenda: The Africa Luminary Congress in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi with CEO Karl-Ludwig Kley and Deputy CEO Stefan Oschmann as well as Kenya's health minister James Macharia. In Ghana, Executive Board member Kai Beckmann launched a series of new healthcare initiatives and met the country's most talented future scientists during the presentation of the Best Student Award.

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