After receiving his PhD in physics, Markus Czanta joint Merck in 2002. Starting his career in research and development (R&D) in the Liquid Crystals Division, he developed new products and technologies, which are today key to displays in smartphones, tablets and LCD TV.
In his global R&D leadership role, he aligned the international activities of research, development, launch, marketing and the subsidiaries. By this, he successfully introduced new products to the market, which has been awarded by the Minister of Science and Technology of South Korea.
Within the talent development program at Merck, he received his Executive MBA from the Ashridge Business School in the UK, and took over the unit of Global Technical Marketing of the Display Materials Business Unit. Since 2015, he is also responsible for the Global Business Development of new materials for the semiconductor industry.
Today, he oversees the whole process of product development: from research to development, marketing, market introduction and business development. Since recently, he also spearheads strategic projects in digitalization and big data for the whole Chemicals Division of Merck.
As physicist, I have always been fascinated by technology. My personal passion is to turn ideas into real products and business success.
During my career at Merck, I had the great opportunity to develop a broad set of new technologies and turn them into applications, e.g. by creating the latest display technologies which are used in today’s smartphones, tablets and LCD TV. This I could do at various positions, which cover the whole process of product development: from research to development, marketing, market introduction and business development. Based on this broad experience, I now do not only understand modern technologies and enjoy doing innovation and business, but I also shape the future of communication and smart living by innovative display products.
And one of the greatest things at doing so is, that I bring people together: globally, interdisciplinary, from internal functions and business units, both specialists and management, customers, universities and also partners along our whole industry value chain.
Merck ist ein führendes Wissenschafts- und Technologieunternehmen in den Bereichen Healthcare, Life Science und Performance Materials. Rund 50.000 Mitarbeiter arbeiten daran, Technologien weiterzuentwickeln, die das Leben bereichern – von biopharmazeutischen Therapien zur Behandlung von Krebs oder Multipler Sklerose über wegweisende Systeme für die wissenschaftliche Forschung und Produktion bis hin zu Flüssigkristallen für Smartphones oder LCD-Fernseher.
Gegründet 1668 ist Merck das älteste pharmazeutisch-chemische Unternehmen der Welt. Die Gründerfamilie ist bis heute Mehrheitseigentümerin des börsennotierten Konzerns.
Merck mit Sitz in Darmstadt besitzt die globalen Rechte am Namen und der Marke Merck. Einzige Ausnahmen sind die USA und Kanada, wo das Unternehmen als EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma und EMD Performance Materials auftritt.