Senior Vice President,
Head of Commercial & Regional Business Development
Steven Axon is Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial & Regional Business Development for the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
His team is tasked with identifying and executing Business Development opportunities for the organization’s global and regional commercial portfolio.
Steven Axon joined Serono International S.A. in Geneva, Switzerland, as Associate Director, Corporate Strategic Planning in 2005, prior to Serono’s acquisition by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. He has held various positions in Strategic Management, Business Development, and Alliance Management, before taking the global lead role for Commercial & Regional Business Development.
Previously, Steven was a Senior Project Manager at Strategic Health Innovations in Toronto, Canada, and worked as a Consultant for Accenture, and as a Commodity Manager for IBM-Celestica in Toronto, Canada.
Steven holds a BASc in Bio/ Mechanical Engineering and a MASc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Toronto, Canada, and an MBA in Strategy and Corporate Finance from the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.