Johann Laville

Chief Learning Officer, Merck

Johann is the Chief Learning Officer in Global Learning & Development at Merck & Co., Inc. where he ensures learning solutions and innovations are aligned to the company’s mission to save and improve lives. He has over 20 years of experience leading large global teams with a focus on furthering business transformation, defining and launching innovative user experiences and creating operational efficiencies to propel the impact of learning across all audiences.

For Johann, diverse talent is always at the forefront to achieve outstanding patient & employee experiences. He is passionate and dedicated to coaching, motivating and developing our next generation of leaders. As a result, he has worked tirelessly to improve:

• Organizations’ diversity & inclusiveness of thought leadership
• Digital capability in human capital, learning solutions, tools & processes
• On demand learning environments focused on self-learning & self-exploration
• Leadership & managements’ capabilities in advanced career development, coaching & mentoring opportunities

Johann has diverse and broad expertise in Learning & Development, Product Development, Product Marketing & Engineering, which have given him expertise in building & leading diverse global learning cultures. He holds a Master of Product Design & Development (MPPD) from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Mississippi.