P. Roy Vagelos
Merck & Company
1985–1994
Merck & Company
1985–1994
Vagelos had an uncanny ability to turn scientific research into commercial blockbuster success. He is credited with rejuvenating Merck’s research efforts, culminating in the development of breakthrough applications for hypertension, heart disease, and cholesterol management. Under his leadership, Merck was named the “most admired” company for seven consecutive years by Fortune 500 business leaders.

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