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MSD inaugurates its Regional Financial Services Center in Costa Rica

NOVEMBER 29th 2017

- Opening generates 200 direct jobs in administrative and human resources positions.
- The company´s to establish this center in Costa Rica demonstrates of the capacity of highly prepared and available talent in the country.

San Jose, November 29th, 2017. MSD, known as Merck in the United States and Canada, inaugurated today its Financial Services Center in Costa Rica. Through this Financial Services Center, MSD will support the company's Accounting, Planning and Financial Analysis activities in the Americas, from Canada to Chile. To date the center has generated 200 new jobs. 

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica, said: "We celebrate that MSD opens its regional financial services center in our country. It fills us with pride when a company decides to expand its operations because it recognizes the capacity and human talent of the working population of Costa Rica; also, because it reaffirms our public policy´s will of attracting investments, which we strengthen in coordination with the productive sectors and business chambers, to promote conditions that guarantee our competitiveness”.

Susana Pardo, Executive Director of MSD Regional Financial Services Center, added: "The main reason why we chose Costa Rica as the location of the new MSD Financial Services Center is because of the highly trained human talent in the country. With this new operation we reaffirm our commitment to the country´s growth and development.”

Jhon Fonseca, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, said that "worldwide, MSD is recognized for discovering, developing and offering of innovative and differentiated products and services that save and improve lives. More than 45 years ago, they have a presence in our country, but this year, they took another step in the consolidation of their local operations. Its new financial services center will generate quality employment for 200 Costa Rican employees, strengthening their skills and transferring specialized knowledge. We are delighted to know that our human talent continues to be a differentiating element in our country´s offer that strengthens our investment climate, making us capable of attracting and retaining investments from operations as innovative and sophisticated as this one. From the Central Government, we maintain our commitment to continue working and strengthening our conditions of competitiveness, to attract and retain investment, so that our economy can continue to strengthen and diversify; and our human talent can continue to learn and grow."

Luis Gamboa, President of the Board of Directors of CINDE, commented: "That company of great international renown, such as MSD, trusts in Costa Rica to continue consolidating its service operations, must commit us as a country to continue improving our competitive advantages so that more Costa Ricans can find development opportunities through these companies. The new regional financial services center will undoubtedly allow this company to achieve its business objectives hand in hand with Costa Ricans."

"Scientific invention is the heart of what we do. Our scientists develop medicines and vaccines that improve and, in many cases, save lives around the world. This new operation in Costa Rica will reinforce our processes, guaranteeing that our products reach the hands of those who need them," Pardo concluded.

MSD will recruit staff with professional profiles related to the area of administration, finance and accounting. The available positions will be published on the web page, where candidates can create their profile and complete their curricular information.

About MSD
For more than a century, MSD, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for the world’s most challenging diseases. MSD is a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., with headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. MSD continues to be at the forefront of research to promote the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, metabolic diseases, new diseases in animals, Alzheimer and infectious diseases, including HIV and Ebola.

MSD in Costa Rica
With a presence of more than 45 years in Costa Rica, MSD has medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent diseases such as cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases, among others. It also has a presence with its animal health division.

For more press information

Tatiana Thula 
MSD Centroamérica 

Carlos Morales, CINDE,