Munya Chivasa is Head of Merck Accelerator. Born in Zimbabwe, educated in England and Germany, at home in Darmstadt. Munya has run the Merck Accelerator program from the company’s German HQ since June 2015. With a background in Biochemistry and Intellectual property Management, Munya has worked in Technology transfer as well as Management Consultancy prior to joining Merck. He helped conceive the Accelerator and is now responsible for its development, expansion, and smooth running. He also helps startups establish networks of external experts and investors.