Global Business School for Health


Transforming medical affairs at Merck

01 March 2023, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

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Medical affairs is the process of bridging the medical industry and the wider medical community. In this seminar Dr Jit Saini, will dive into the importance of medical affairs.

This event is free.

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Global Business School for Health


1 Pool St, London
E20 2AF
United Kingdom

We cordially invite you to attend our transformation of the medical affairs function at Merck seminar with guest speaker Dr Jit Saini, Senior vice president and head of medical affairs for EMEA as part of our health leaders voices series.

This series invites leaders to speak frankly about their experience as health leaders. All of the speakers are individuals who have made an incredible difference to health and healthcare through their courageous and transformative leadership.

The series is designed to be highly interactive, with speakers presenting their thoughts for 20 – 30 minutes before opening up for an engaging conversation with the audience. These powerful stories that will be shared offer the audience opportunities to reflect and learn about the world of health and leadership.

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About the Speaker

Dr Jit Saini

Senior Vice President and Head of Medical Affairs at EMEA

Guest speaker - Dr Jit Saini

Dr Jit Saini is Senior Vice President and Head of Medical Affairs for EMEA, a role he has held since 2017. Jit initiated, led and ran the Medical 2020 program that started in 2017, which culminated in the transformation of the Medical Affairs function at Merck.

Prior to this role, he acted as the Global Chief of Staff and Head of the Strategy Realisation Office within Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany, where he was a member of the Healthcare Executive Committee.

Jit studied medicine and achieved his postgraduate qualifications from London teaching hospitals, including The Royal Free, Kings College and University College London. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry where he worked with companies such as Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Jit specialized in hepatology and gastroenterology.