Norihiko Tanaka was appointed into his current roles in Merck Performance Materials Ltd. (Japan) on April 1, 2018. He gained Doctoral degree of Engineering majored in liquid crystal physics in March, 2006 from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. After joining Merck Ltd., Japan in April, 2006, he obtained deeper technical understanding of LC mixture, panel & manufacturing process as well as working in global environment, then gained the experience in Technical Business Development in OLED technology and Technical Marketing. Based in Japan, he is currently leading the global technical marketing team in OLED field. During his time with Merck he has worked and lived in Germany for three years as expatriate.
2018 - Present Head of Technical Marketing OLED, Display Solutions, Merck Performance Materials Ltd. (Japan)
2017-2018 Manager, Business Development OLED Japan, Merck Performance Materials Ltd. (Japan)
2013-2017 Manager, Technical Business Development, OLED, Merck Ltd., Japan
2010-2012 Long term assignment to Merck KGaA as Research Scientist, PM-D
2006-2009 Joined Merck Ltd., Japan and worked for LC mixture development as R&D, PM-D
2012- German-Japanese Young Leaders Forum member