An Initiative of German Industry for Future Leaders from Subsaharan Africa

Kingsley Ubong Udoakpan


“The programme will strengthen my sales, management and leadership competencies while creating a level playing ground for global partnership for development in Nigeria and Africa. This programme is really a step in the right direction for me.”

Name: Kingsley Ubong Udoakpan
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Language Skills: English, German, Efik, Ibibio
Bachelor of Science in Chemie, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Company/Institution: Merck
Sector of Industry: Life Science
Professional Position: Country Sales Manager, Merck Life Science Division
Company Profile: “Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck is a leader in life science. We aim to solve the toughest problems in the industry by collaborating with the global scientific community, and through that help to increase access to healthcare.
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