MSD Schweiz

Our company was founded 1891 in the United States and is present in 140 countries with more than 71,000 employees today. The Swiss Branch was opened 1963 in Lucerne and has since successfully grown to an organization with five sites and over 1,000 employees from more than 56 nations.


As an employer, we strive to create a workplace that inspires trust, respect, and diversity and inclusion, enabling us to unleash breakthrough thinking and invention. MSD continues to be certified as Top Employer Switzerland. We are a pioneer in gender-neutral parental leave opportunities of 16 weeks and in offering new ways of working suitable for a multigenerational workforce.


MSD plays an active role in the community and supports a number of local and regional projects such as MSD for Mothers, the health congress “Trendtage Gesundheit Luzern”, the Swiss City Marathon in Lucerne and the Brändi Foundation.

Lucerne offers as a growing environment for the biopharmaceutical industry as well as the high stability of a central location in Europe. Switzerland is central to the company’s European strategy as home to our European headquarters, a manufacturing.
Ans Heirman
Managing Director