Jan 20 (Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday
Frank Clyburn, president of its human health business, will
step down after less than a year in the role to become the top
boss of chemicals company International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
At Merck, Clyburn has been leading all human health
marketing and commercial operations since March last year. He
joined the drugmaker in 2008 and was previously its chief
His departure comes less than a year after Merck's former
Chief Financial Officer, Rob Davis, took the helm at the Dow
component, replacing longtime CEO Kenneth Frazier.
Clyburn's appointment at IFF, which supplies scents and
tastes for products that are household names, comes after it
closed a reverse merger with DuPont's Nutrition and
BioSciences Business in February last year, a $26 billion bet on
the market for plant-based meat.
Since the merger, IFF has been divesting assets it has
deemed non-core to the combined company.
(Reporting by Manas Mishra and Shariq Khan in Bengaluru;
Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Arun Koyyur)