Klaus-Reinhard Bischoff is head of Research Solutions at the Life Science business of Merck. In this role, he oversees research and development, marketing, product management and business development as well as commercial geographies and operations, strategic accounts, strategic distributors and customer excellence.
Previously, Bischoff was executive vice president and head of the Global Research & Applied Solutions commercial area at the Life Science business of Merck, and before that was head of Lab Commercial Americas. Prior to his appointment to lead Lab Americas, Bischoff oversaw the business’ €1.1 billion global Lab Solutions unit, where he had full responsibility for Lab Solutions' three business fields. He also oversaw the organization‘s entire emerging market business and had direct responsibility for Merck’s Life Science business in China and India.
Prior to the acquisition of Millipore in 2010, Bischoff served as president and country manager of the Merck group companies in Taiwan; general manager of the cosmetics business of Merck and division manager of the Chemicals division for Merck S.A., Rio de Janeiro. Bischoff started his career with Merck in 1986 as a product manager in the company's Pigments business.
Outside of Merck, Bischoff has a commitment and passion for German and American cultures. He serves as a member of the German-American Business Association where he fosters transatlantic knowledge and encourages German-American business.
Bischoff holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim, Germany. He is married and has two children.