Retired Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Jacqueline E. Brevard, the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., is the pioneer and visionary that developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics Program for a top tier global pharmaceutical company, driving Merck & Co., to a leadership position in organizational ethics and setting the standard that others would follow years later. Ms. Brevard led the Merck Office of Ethics for more than 15 years. The Office of Ethics is a corporate function created to support and foster the Company's commitment to high standards of business ethics worldwide. Ms. Brevard led Merck's Global Ethics Program, Ombudsman Program, and Compliance Program and reported regularly to the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Committee, and the Audit Committee of the Board.
Ms Brevard joined Merck in 1981, serving as an International Attorney, and during her
fourteen-year tenure in the Legal Department, occupied positions with responsibility
for all legal matters, with emphasis on commercial transactions, in Europe, Latin
America, Canada, Asia, East Europe, Mid-East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. In
May 1995, Ms Brevard was named Chief Ethics Officer and established Merck's first
Office of Ethics and its Ombudsman Program. From 2004-2009, the Company's
Compliance Program and Ethics Program were consolidated under her leadership.
Ms Brevard served on the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Officer
Association ("ECOA") for 6 years, and Chaired its External Relations and
Government Affairs Committee. She is currently emeritus Vice Chair
of the ECOA Board. Ms Brevard is a former Chair of the Conference Board's Global
Council on Business Conduct of which she was an inaugural member; she is a
Founding Fellow of the Ethics Resource Center's Fellows Program, where
she served as its Chair from 2008-2011; and she is a current member of the Advisory
Board of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University. Ms Brevard is a published author and a frequent speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities, including ECOA conferences, Compliance Week, Practicing Law Institute, the Pharmaceutical Regulatory and Compliance Congress, the Corporate Executive Board's CELC, Rutgers University, NYU, Georgetown University and Columbia University. She is a member of the faculty of the Advanced Practitioner in Ethics and Compliance Certification course co-sponsored by New York University and the ECOA Foundation where she specializes in innovative risk management techniques. Ms. Brevard is currently the Program Director for the Conference Board’s Council on Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and she serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Business Ethics Instutite.
Ms. Brevard received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an LLM in International Law from New York University School of Law.