Leadership Team


Klaus-Reinhard Bischoff​
Head of Research Solutions

Klaus-Reinhard Bischoff is Head of Research Solutions Global Business Unit. In this role, he oversees Research & Development, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development as well as Commercial Geographies and Operations, Strategic Accounts, Strategic Distributors and Customer Excellence.

Previously, Bischoff was Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Research & Applied Solutions Commercial Area for Life Science, and before that was Head of Lab Commercial Americas for Merck’s life science business. Prior to his appointment to lead Lab Americas, Bischoff oversaw Merck’s €1.1 billion global Lab Solutions business unit, where he had full responsibility for Lab Solutions' three business fields. He also oversaw the Company’s entire emerging market business and had direct responsibility for the China and India businesses.

Prior to the acquisition of Millipore in 2010, Bischoff served for three years as President of Merck’s Performance and Life Sciences Chemicals division. He also served as President and Country Manager in Taiwan, General Manager of Merck’s Cosmetics business and Division Manager of the Chemicals division for Merck S.A. Rio de Janeiro. He started his career with Merck in 1986 as a Product Manager in the company's Pigments business.

Bischoff holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim, Germany. He is married and has two children.