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Sabia Schwarzer

Global Head of Communication, Brand and Corporate Affairs
Merck
Germany

Sabia Schwarzer is viewed as one of the best of a new breed of German communicators, challenging a PR landscape that is often typified by a reluctance to take risks, and was honoured with an Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Award at the virtual EMEA ceremony in 2020.

She joined science and tech leader Merck Group in January this year after nearly seven years at the top communications job at Allianz. Her elevation in 2015 to global head of comms came after spending two decades with the insurance giant in a variety of senior marketing and communications roles across the world, including as head of communications for North America for 14 years, being a board member of the Allianz Foundation, and as head of communications for Asia Pacific.

At Merck, she leads the newly-created group communications, brand and corporate affairs function, which focuses on raising the global profile of Merck and building the company’s reputation as the leader in science and technology.