President APAC, MSD
Ms. Mikkelsen is the MSD President Asia Pacific, Senior Vice President based in Singapore. The Asia Pacific (AP) region includes Korea, Australia & New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Singapore & Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Indonesia and others.
Ms. Mikkelsen began her career in Novo Nordisk. She joined MSD in Denmark in 1997 within Sales, Marketing & External Affairs and was appointed Managing Director of Denmark & Iceland in 2006. In 2009, Ms. Mikkelsen became Vice President for Scandinavia and Ireland followed by 2010-2013 leading the Mid-Europe 2 region and in 2014 the Nordics & Baltics while establishing the Fertility Business Unit in Europe & Canada. During 2014-2016, she was Senior Vice President for the MSD Mid-Europe region with 30 countries including Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Nordics & Baltics, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Balkans.
Ms. Mikkelsen was Senior Vice President for the global Diversified Brands Customer Business Line (CBL) based at the MSD Kenilworth HQ in the USA 2016-2017. The Diversified Brands CBL managed a portfolio of 100 mature brands with 6 billion USD sales annually and the commercial center for
life cycle management.
Ms. Mikkelsen is a member of the Board of Directors of Falck, a leading international ambulance and healthcare services company. Falck’s 37,000 employees are saving lives and helping people in 35 countries by preventing accidents, illness and emergencies, being fast and competent during emergencies and rehabilitating ill and injured patients. She is also a member of the advisory board for the APAC Life Sciences Center of Excellence led by L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
From 2010 to 2016 Ms. Mikkelsen served as Chairman of the Board of the Danish Industry Association of the innovative Pharmaceutical Industry negotiating and signing 5 price agreements with the government, Chair of the broader Pharmaceutical Industry Ethics Institution and Vice-chair of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Mikkelsen is an Executive Ambassador for MSD for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million global Corporate Responsibility program focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life.
Ms. Mikkelsen holds a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy and a Diploma in Business Economics from
Copenhagen Business School.