Raymond Gilmartin

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Raymond Gilmartin
BornMarch 6, 1941 (1941-03-06) (age 78)
Occupationprofessor at Harvard Business School, former President & CEO of Merck & Co, Inc.
Board member ofMicrosoft, General Mills
Spouse(s)Gladys Higham, 1965
ChildrenThree children

Raymond V. Gilmartin (born March 6, 1941) is an American former business executive and an Adjunct Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School.[1][2][3]


Early life[edit]

Raymond Gilmartin was born on born March 6, 1941, in Sayville, New York. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Union College in 1963 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1968.[3]


He served as Chairman, President and CEO of Becton Dickinson.[2][3] He was the President and CEO of Merck & Co, Inc. from 1994 until 2005 and was director of the company during the Vioxx scandal.[3] He sat on the Boards of directors of Microsoft and General Mills.[2][3] Since 2006, he has taught Management Practices at the Harvard Business School.[2]

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute.[4]

Gilmartin has been a resident of Park Ridge, New Jersey.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Raymond V. Gilmartin". Reference For Business.
  2. ^ a b c d Forbes
  3. ^ a b c d e Microsoft biography
  4. ^ American Enterprise Institute Board of Trustees
  5. ^ Staff. "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Beth Gilmartin, Michael Neumann", The New York Times, May 2, 2004. Accessed September 16, 2015. "She is a daughter of Gladys and Raymond Gilmartin of Park Ridge, N.J. Her father is the chairman and chief executive of Merck & Company, the pharmaceuticals company in Whitehouse Station, N.J."
  6. ^ "Raymond V. Gilmartin: Man with a global vision", Union College, August 9, 2004. Accessed September 16, 2015. "HOME: Park Ridge, N.J."