Peter Guenter is a member of the Executive Board of Merck and CEO of Healthcare. He joined Merck in January 2021.

Before joining Merck, Guenter served as CEO of Spanish pharma company Almirall from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that, he spent 22 years at Sanofi, serving as a member of the Executive Committee since 2013. In his most recent role at Sanofi, he served as executive vice president of the company’s Global Diabetes and Cardiovascular unit. Previous roles with Sanofi included responsibility for Global Commercial Operations, Emerging Markets, as well as various marketing, regional and country management roles.

Guenter holds a master’s degree in physical education from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Ghent.