Merck & Co, known outside the United States and Canada under the name of MSD, appointed Fabrizio Giombini as CEO of its Romanian branch, starting Fabruary 1st 2014, the company announced. Giombini has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and began his career with Merck & Co., Inc. (MSD), in 1989, in Italy, as regional representative. He has not left the organisation ever since. With Merck, he held various offices in the USA and the EMA region, and his new nomination as CEO in Romania comes after 3 years and 8 months spent in Italy, as CEO of the business and primary assistance department. According to data provided by Cegedim Romania, Merck&Co last year ranked 7th on the local pharmaceutical market, with sales of RON 469 M (EUR 106 M) and a market share of 4 percent.