Geralyn Ritter

Geralyn Ritter

Head of External Affairs & Corporate Governance

Geralyn Ritter is Head of External Affairs and ESG for Organon. She is focused on upholding Organon’s vision and representing our values in the world by guiding and shaping how the company interacts with key stakeholders and the environment.

Geralyn joins Organon from Merck, where she served as Corporate Secretary, leading shareholder engagement, and the head of Global Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. She was also the President of the Merck Foundation and led the creation of Merck for Mothers, a global initiative to end maternal mortality. Previously, Geralyn worked at PhRMA, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and at the law firm of Covington & Burling.

A survivor of traumatic injury, Geralyn is a passionate advocate, frequent speaker and an author on resilience and trauma recovery. She co-chairs the Patient and Family Advisory Council at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is a board member of Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Business for Social Responsibility and Power to Decide. 

Geralyn received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her J.D. from Stanford University School Law School.