Bob Kanuga

Merck & Co., Inc. (retired)

Former Vice President, Global Supply Business Development

President, BAK Consulting Services LLC, and past DCAT President

Bob Kanuga is a pharmaceutical leader with more than 30 years of industry experience with proven expertise in vaccine and bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing, global procurement, contract manufacturing, business development, and strategy development. He formerly was Vice President, Global Supply Business Development, Merck & Co., Inc., where he led all global and regional business development pursuits for Merck’s Manufacturing Division. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2014, he was Vice President and Executive Director, External Manufacturing, Merck, where he ensured reliable supply of quality products at a competitive cost from Merck's global and regional contract manufacturers. He first joined Merck in 1989 and held positions of increasing leadership responsibility.

He is currently President, BAK Consulting Services LLC, a Bio/Pharmaceutical consultancy specializing in mergers and acquisitions, contract manufacturing, manufacturing excellence, and organizational effectiveness. He is well-known within the industry as a strong commercial and manufacturing professional and is past President of the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT). He holds a M.B.A. focused in marketing and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.