Iris is heading Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Biopharma Global Healthcare Operations at Ares Trading SA, an affiliate of Merck, and is based in Aubonne. She has joined Merck in 2014.
Iris graduated as Chemical Engineer from the University of Applied Sciences Isny (Germany) and has completed her education with a Diploma of Safety Engineer from the Swiss Insurance Institute for Accident and Prevention (SUVA), as well as with an Executive MBA from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). Before joining Merck Biopharma Iris held several leading positions – in R&D, Quality, Manufacturing and EHS functions - at Roche A.G. in Switzerland (Basel and Sisseln), in Novartis (Basel) and Givaudan (Geneva).
Iris is a German citizen, married, has a daughter and lives in Switzerland.