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  • Bachelor of Science in Economics


Arpa Garay currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer at Moderna. Arpa joins Moderna from Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) where she most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Merck’s Human Health business; she reported to Merck’s Chief Executive Officer and was a member of Merck’s Executive Committee. In this role, she was responsible for long-term portfolio strategy and global marketing for Merck’s in-line and pipeline human health medicines and vaccines, including global market access and pricing strategy, data and analytics, digital marketing, and commercial business development.

Arpa has been recognized for her leadership as a G100 Next Gen Leader, C200 member, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women: Next Gen, Business Insider’s Global Top 30 under 40 in BioPharma, Chief member, and Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 business leaders.