QUETTA: Dr Karl Ludwig e Chairman of Executive Board o Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany will be visiting Quetta on Dec 5. Dr Kley is the highest ranking authority in the German Merck Group and is visiting Pakistan for the first time.
He is member of Executive Board since September 2006. From 1998 to 2006 he was a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of Lufthansa AG. Prior to this he held various executive positions at Bayer AG in sales and finance as of 1982.
Merck is the oldest Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company in the world based in Darmstadt, Germany. It was established in 1668. The global Sales turnover is in excess of Euro 10.3 billion, having more than 40, 000 employees and operating in 67 countries.
For the last 50 years Merck has served the Pakistani market with its highly innovative pharmaceutical and chemical products. Its products are well recognized by the consumers for their quality and reliability. In pharmaceuticals it is amongst the top 10 companies and in analytical chemicals and diagnostic equipment it is amongst the top 3 companies.
Merck operations in Pakistan are spread all across the country with two pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in Quetta and Karachi and National Warehouse in Lahore.
Merck is a keen investor and is looking for business opportunities around the globe more particularly in developing economies. It is believed in spite of development problems Pakistan provides significant business opportunities not only in the country but also beyond borders.