Mr. Willie A. Deese Biography

Mr. Willie A. Deese

Independent Director
Mr. Deese has served as Executive Vice President at Merck & Co., Inc. since 2008 and President of the Merck Manufacturing Division since 2005. He is also a member of Merck’s Executive Committee. Mr. Deese originally joined Merck in 2004 as the company’s Senior Vice President of Global Procurement. Mr. Deese currently serves on the Board of CDK Global as the Chair, Compensation and Benefits Committee. Previously, Mr. Deese served as Senior Vice President of Global Procurement and Logistics at GlaxoSmithKline and as Vice President of Purchasing at Kaiser Permanente.