Birgi Mefar Group Board Announcement

Birgi Mefar Group announces that Mr. Mehmet Faik Somer has been appointed

as the Group CEO effective as of 5th March, 2019.



Mr. Somer started his pharma sector experience in Fako İlaç serving as the Marketing Director and becoming the Deputy General Manager in due time and continued his career in Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) for 17 years, first as the General Manager of the Turkish operations and then as the Vice President for Central  Europe and Middle East stationed in Austria, as President of Emerging Markets stationed in Germany and as Senior Vice President for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa managing the operations out of Germany.



Being a board member of several sectorial associations in the past, Mr. Somer is a well known pharma executive in Turkish and international business circles, who proudly brings 32 years of local and international experience on board having done business over 200 countries.



The Board of Birgi Mefar Group warmly welcomes Mr. Somer to our Group  and is looking forward to having a successful cooperation with Mr. Somer with the support of our management team and employees to achieve, together, our vision of becoming an international player in the pharma contract manufacturing sector. 


Mete İkiz

BirgiMefar Group Chairman




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