Dr. Winnie Munene Head of Integrated Healthcare Services (CURAFA) Merck KGaA Winnie is a pharmacist by profession having graduated from University of Nairobi in 2008 and holds an MBA in Healthcare management from Strathmore Business School. She has vast experience in the pharmaceutical industry ranging from Retail pharmacy operations, Hospital pharmacy operations, Regulatory and Compliance in Pharma. Winnie joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt through an international/ fellowship program "AfrikaKommt" (Africa is coming), an initiative by German DAX companies that provides international relations, business management training and global experiences to young managers from sub-Saharan Africa molding them for leadership roles in Africa.
She is now currently the head of integrated healthcare services, based in Kenya. Before joining Merck, Winnie was the Head of Regulatory, Quality, Pharmacovigilance and Compliance at Sandoz GmbH, she also worked at Reckitt Benckiser plc as Regulatory Affairs Associate and at M.P Shah Hospital as the Head of Pharmacy. Winnie's interests are global health and access to healthcare initiatives, Universal health coverage realization, government and regulatory affairs policy and advocacy for health.