Drug Giant Takes on Global Health - Former Merck Chief at The City Club of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/27/2005 - 12:35.
07/29/2005 - 11:00

Drug Giant Takes on Global Health - Former Merck Chief at The City Club of Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH—Raymond V. Gilmartin, former president, chairman and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., will speak on the topic “A New Role for Corporate America: Partners in Global Health and Development� at noon on Friday, July 29, 2005, at The City Club of Cleveland.

Gilmartin, who will serve as special advisor to Merck’s executive committee until his retirement in 2006, will speak about Merck’s philosophy of serving the company’s interest by serving the public’s interest. He will also explain how corporations are increasingly trading in isolationist philosophies for new plans to collaborate and address the world’s pressing health care problems.

Merck & Co., Inc. is the fifth largest global pharmaceutical company and maker of Vioxx, a drug it withdrew from the market last year.

Gilmartin is vice chairman of the Healthcare Institute of New Jersey and a past chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, now serving on its executive committee. He is a trustee of the Healthcare Leadership Council and chairman of Valley Health System, Inc.

Gilmartin also serves as chairman of the Council on Competitiveness and the board of associates of the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the boards of General Mills and the Public Service Enterprise Group.

Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required within 24 hours of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.

Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.


Missy S. Toms
Director of Membership & Marketing
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl.
Cleveland, OH 44114
F: 216.621.0129
mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org
To become a member or make a reservation, visit us at www.cityclub.org.


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