Management Sciences for Health Appoints Marian Wentworth as New President and Chief Executive Officer

March 01, 2017

Management Sciences for Health Appoints Marian Wentworth as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Medford, MA—March 1, 2017Management Sciences for Health (MSH) announced today the appointment of Marian Wentworth as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.  Wentworth succeeds  Dr. Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, who remains with MSH as Senior Fellow.

Wentworth brings more than 25 years of experience managing and leading complex international public health initiatives at Merck & Co. In her most recent role there, she led global strategy across marketing, manufacturing, and research for a six billion dollar vaccines business. Previously, she managed a portfolio of adult vaccines for shingles, influenza, pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, and tetanus. She also led the global sales and marketing launch of the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil.

“Marian is a dynamic and high energy leader with a commitment to global public health,” said Lawrence Fish, Board Chairman of MSH.  “She has a deep passion for our mission of saving lives and improving health. Her decades of innovation in the pharmaceutical and private sectors complement MSH’s leadership on health systems strengthening. She is well positioned to lead MSH into the next decade.”

Wentworth has worked extensively with major policy decision-makers including Gavi, the World Health Organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and various ministries of health. She has a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard University and spent her early career as a consultant in operations management at Arthur D. Little, Inc.  Wentworth will join MSH full-time on March 13.

“I am so excited to join MSH, an organization with such an inspiring record of service throughout the world,” said Wentworth.  “In these dynamic times, we will need to continue to build on that experience to ensure that everyone has the opportunity for a healthy life.  I am looking forward to being a part of that future.” 

About MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) builds strong health systems that deliver everything it takes — people, money, medicine, information, and facilities — to prevent disease, treat illness, and empower people to lead healthier lives. For more than 45 years in over 150 countries, MSH has worked shoulder to shoulder with our partners to build strong, locally-led health systems that improve reproductive, maternal and child health; fight infectious disease; and control chronic illness. Our work will not be done until all people in need have equitable access to health care. 

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