Muna Bhanji, RPh, Senior Vice President, Global Market Access, Merck
Muna Bhanji serves as head of Merck’s Global Market Access organization with responsibility for enabling access and payer reimbursement for the company’s medicines and vaccines.
Throughout her career, Muna has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Merck’s mission of saving and improving lives, working with healthcare providers, patients and payers to support access to the inventions brought forward by Merck’s scientists.
Muna joined Merck’s Manufacturing Division in 1986 and later transitioned to Merck's Human Health group where she has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Sales, Managed Markets, Commercial Operations and Global Marketing for Hospital & Specialty businesses including Oncology, Virology, Anti-infective, Neuroscience and Immunology franchises. Since 2012, Muna, in her capacity as head of Global Market Access, leads the Pricing, Market Access Strategy and Affordability functions for Merck’s diverse portfolio of products and vaccines, globally.
In addition to her extensive commercial leadership roles, she has served on the Board of the Foundation of Managed Care Pharmacy and has chaired Merck’s Supervisory Board in the Netherlands. She is currently on the Board of Possible Health, a Nepal focused NGO, providing integrated, high quality, affordable healthcare to rural, underserved communities.
Muna earned her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Rutgers School of Pharmacy and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.