Hanna Tikkanen-Merk brings over 15 years of strategy, finance and management expertise to Merk Investments. At Merk, she is responsible for charting and executing the growth of Merk Investments, spanning strategy and planning, new product development, organizational development and recruiting, as well as overseeing Merk's marketing and sales operations.
Hanna Tikkanen-Merk holds a B.A. in Engineering and Economics from Brown University and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Prior to joining Merk Investments, Hanna Tikkanen-Merk was a management consultant at Bain & Company and an investment banker at Merrill Lynch managing project teams serving corporate and financial institutions clients in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Germany and Scandinavia. Furthermore, she was a Director of Company Sales & Divestitures at Gammer Group International, a boutique M&A advisory company focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Hanna Tikkanen-Merk is fluent in four languages and enjoys serving on boards of non-profit educational organizations, promoting multi-lingual education and supporting local and international charitable organizations focused on health and education. She is the President emerita of the German-American International School in Menlo Park. Hanna Tikkanen-Merk is married to Axel Merk; they live in the San Francisco Bay Area with their four children. When not engaged in family activities, she enjoys classical music, karate, literature and flying.
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