Dr. Rasha Kelej
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Dr. Rasha Kelej

Dr. Rasha Kelej
CEO, Merck Foundation

Dr. Rasha Kelej is the CEO of Merck Foundation, President of Merck More Than a Mother, President of Merck Foundation Alumni, President of Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI).


She is also the Chairperson of Merck Foundation’s annual platform, the Merck Africa Asia Luminary and Chairperson of UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS).


She is working closely with 18 African First Ladies as Ambassadors of “Merck More Than a Mother” in their countries, to break the stigma around infertility and empower infertile women.


She holds a degree in Pharmacy from Alexandria University and an MBA from Robert Gordon University, Scotland.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


Credits: merck-foundation.com