Jannie Oosthuizen

Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States
Jannie Oosthuizen leads Merck Human Health U.S., which is Merck’s largest business
globally. He is responsible for P&L, strategy, customer engagement and
commercialization in the U.S. for Merck’s broad portfolio of human health medicines
and vaccines.
Jannie joined the company in 2014 to lead the Human Health oncology business in Asia
Pacific and Latin America, then led Merck’s business in Japan from 2016 to 2020, and
then led Global Marketing for Oncology. In each of these roles, Jannie successfully
created and implemented new strategies and innovative commercial models that
delivered strong, leveraged growth and established Merck as a leading business in
those markets and therapeutic areas.
Jannie has deep experience in a broad range of global markets and therapeutic areas,
and in building and leading high-performing teams. Prior to Merck, Jannie spent 20
years at Eli Lilly in a wide range of commercial and marketing roles with increasing
responsibility. He began his career with Eli Lilly in 1993 in his home country of South
Africa. Jannie is a pharmacist by training and graduated from North-West University in
South Africa. He has lived and worked in six countries spanning five continents with his
wife and three children.
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)
Monday, June 13
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