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MSD, David Peacock
By Vassia Barba
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MSD, known as Merck in North America and Mexico, announced the appointment of David Peacock as managing director for the UK and Ireland, effective as of October 1.
During the past 20 years, Peacock has climbed through many different roles in Merck and MSD in the US and Asia, while most recently he served as the chief of staff to Merck’s CEO, Kenneth Frazier. Furthermore, the executive has also previously held the positions of MSD’s CFO and managing director of Hong Kong and Macau.
Peacock will be succeeding Louise Houson, who has held the post of MD for MSD in the UK and Ireland for the past three years. The company announced that Houson will be taking on ‘a leadership role’ in MSD’s global vaccines business in the US.