Marco Rauland has more than 20 years of drug development, marketing, market research and pricing consulting experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Merck Marco was Vice President Europe of GfK's Market Access practice. Before that Marco was the global head of the pricing, access and reimbursement practice of Genactis and Senior director of the pricing and reimbursement business unit at TNS Healthcare (now Kantar Group). Marco is an expert in global pricing, listing and reimbursement strategy and has extensive experience in implementing pricing, access and reimbursement solutions at all stages of the product life cycle, from early product development to post-launch pricing strategies. He has developed the pricing, access and reimbursement strategy for product launches across numerous therapy areas and has in-depth knowledge of international country pricing & reimbursement systems. Marco studied Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Cologne and holds a PhD in Natural Science.