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Arpa Garay

As Chief Commercial Officer, Arpa Garay leads Moderna’s global commercial organization.

Ms. Garay joined Moderna from Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) where she most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Merck’s Human Health business; she reported to Merck’s Chief Executive Officer and was a member of Merck’s Executive Committee. In this role, she was responsible for long-term portfolio strategy and global marketing for Merck’s in-line and pipeline human health medicines and vaccines, including global market access and pricing strategy, data and analytics, digital marketing, and commercial business development.

During Ms. Garay’s 16-year tenure at Merck, she gained broad international enterprise with increasing responsibility across oncology, vaccines, specialty, and chronic care. Prior to her role as Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Garay served as President of Global Oncology and Digital at MSD. Additionally, she was responsible for data & analytics, digital marketing, and precision medicine worldwide. She also served as President of Global Pharmaceuticals, Analytics, and Digital Marketing; SVP & Head of U.S. Vaccines; and General Manager of Merck & Co. in Norway. Ms. Garay has lived in five countries including Hong Kong, India, Norway, Singapore, and the U.S.

Ms. Garay received her Bachelor of Science in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she focused on medicine, public health and public policy.

Chief Commercial Officer, Moderna


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