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Adam H. Schechter

President and CEO
Adam H. Schechter has served as a director of the Company since April 1, 2013 and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 1, 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Schechter was an Executive Vice President of Merck & Co., Inc. from 2010 to 2018, where he was a member of Merck’s executive committee and pharmaceutical and vaccines operating committee. He served as special advisor to the CEO of Merck from January 2019 to July 2019. He previously served as President of Merck’s Global Human Health Division, which includes the company’s worldwide pharmaceutical and vaccine businesses. Prior to becoming President, Global Human Health, Mr. Schechter served as President, Global Pharmaceutical Business from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Schechter’s extensive experience at Merck included global and U.S.-focused leadership roles spanning sales, marketing, and managed markets, as well as business and product development. Mr. Schechter serves on the board of directors for the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations. He is a Board Member for and an executive board member for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.