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Ludwig Merckle
German businessman

Ludwig Merckle

Ludwig Merckle
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Intro German businessman
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Germany
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1965, Hamburg, Germany
Age 58 years
Star sign Gemini
Residence Ulm, Tübingen Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Father: Adolf Merckle
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Ludwig Merckle (born 1965) is a German businessman, CEO of Merckle Service GmbH.


Ludwig Kurt Merckle has a degree in Business Information Technology (Diplom-Wirtschaftsinformatiker) from the University of Mannheim.

Ludwig Merckle started his career as a strategic consultant at Roland Berger in 1993. In 1995, he joined the family business as an assistant manager. In 1997, he was promoted to CEO of Merckle GmbH, parent company of ratiopharm GmbH. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of VEM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, and in 2009, CEO of Merckle Service GmbH, after his father, Adolf Merckle, founder of the Merckle group, committed suicide and left the family group in debt.

In March 2010, the generic drugmaking arm of Merckle, Ratiopharm, was sold to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for €3.6 billion, 55% of HeidelbergCement for €2.5 billion, and other assets to clear their debts.


According to Forbes, Merckle has a net worth of $5.6 billion, as of June 2016.

Personal life

Merckle is married, has two children and lives in Ulm.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 12 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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