February 17, 12:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Virtual Event
The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. will host a virtual Signature Event on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. David Rubenstein will interview Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., The interview is expected to cover, among other things, Merck's development of COVID-19 therapeutics, potential healthcare reform under the new Administration, and OneTen's mission to increase racial equity by providing economic opportunity to Black Americans.

As one of the largest multinational pharmaceutical companies in the world, Merck delivers lifesaving medicines and vaccines. Under Ken’s leadership, Merck’s investment in R&D has substantially increased, generating breakthroughs to treat unmet medical needs.

Ken Frazier is also Co-Chair of OneTen, a new initiative that relies on a coalition of leading executives to provide one million careers for Black Americans within the next ten years.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Program – 12:00 PM EDT
Via ZOOM webinar. All media must pre-register.
 After registering you will receive a confirmation with information to access the program. The recording will also be posted to the Economic Club Website shortly after the event.
The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Established in 1986 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to strengthen ties among the diverse and growing business community based in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and with the diplomatic community, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. promotes global awareness of the pivotal role Washington plays in the national and world economies. Its goals are twofold: to provide a prominent forum where eminent global leaders can share their insights about major issues of the day; and to promote a robust peer community for the area’s top executives. Today the Economic Club has over 900 members representing businesses and organizations operating all over the United States and abroad. Featured speakers in recent years have included the Presidents of the United States, Colombia, and Panama; the Prime Ministers of Finland, Israel and Singapore; a former Prime Minister of Great Britain; Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives; heads of the Federal Reserve Board; every Secretary of the Treasury since 1986; other Cabinet members and government officials; and leaders of Fortune Global 100 corporations. David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, is the current President.