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Adolf Merckle

Adolf Merckle, German pharmaceutical executive. Named one of The World's Richest People, Forbes Magazine, 2005-2009; recipient Saxon Order of Merit, 2005.

Background

  • Merckle, Adolf was born on March 18, 1934 in Dresden, Germany.

  • Education

    • Bachelor; Juris Doctor.

    Career

    • Chief Executive Officer Merckle Grp., 1967—1997, 2009chmn., 1967—2009, founder Ratiopharm GmbH, 1974—2009. Chairman supervisory board Phoenix Pharmahandel. Majority shareholder Kassbohrer, 2001—2009.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Personality

    Interests

    Skiing, mountain climbing.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Merckle. 4 children.
    • spouse: Ruth Merckle
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    Born March 18, 1934
    Died January 5, 2009
    (aged 74)
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    • 1967 - 1997
      Chief Executive Officer, Merckle Grp.
    • 1967 - 2009
      Chief Executive Officer, Merckle Grp.
    • 1974 - 2009
      Chief Executive Officer, Merckle Grp.
    • 2001 - 2009
      majority shareholder Kassbohrer