Elcin Barker Ergun worked in Global, Regional and Local Leadership roles in Pharma Industry for more than 20 years in Innovation, Commercial and Finance Leadership.
She joined Menarini Group in September 2019 as Group CEO and Member of the Board of Directors after an expansive International career in the US, Europe and Emerging Markets.
Elcin entered Pharma Industry with Glaxo Smithkline as subsidiary CFO. She then joined Serono as General Manager, and took roles of increasing seniority over the years in Merck Serono as Senior Vice President, Regional Head of MEA, Russia, CIS and as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer when she was based in the group’s headquarters in Germany. In her last role at Merck, she was based in Boston for 3 years as Executive Vice President, Head of New Businesses leading the external innovation led growth of new businesses.
In her earlier career, Elcin worked in the UK for Honeywell and in the Netherlands for ITT Corporation in IT Management where she started as a software engineer.
Elcin has a BSc degree in Computer Engineering from METU and an MBA from INSEAD.
Updated: October 2023