Professor of the Practice of Marketing and Executive Director of the Center for the Business of Health
Chapel Hill, NC
office: (317) 748-0317
Markus Saba is an experienced pharmaceutical senior executive with an expertise in global and health care marketing.
He teaches courses in global health care and brand management. He leads the full-time MBA Program Health Care Concentration and serves as executive director of the Center for the Business of Health at UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Professor Saba also serves as a faculty advisor for Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR), a member of the Business School Alliance of Health Management, and the UNC Kenan-Flagler liaison to the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at Carolina.
During his 25-year career with Eli Lilly and Company, he held numerous marketing leadership positions. He led the global marketing efforts for diabetes business unit and neuroscience franchise at the company’s worldwide headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He launched and held global responsibility for some of the pharmaceutical industries’ best-known brands such as Prozac, Cymbalta, Zyprexa, Cialis, Humalog and Trulicity. He had geographic responsibility for Africa, Asia, Japan and the Middle East, and lived and worked in Dubai, Geneva, Kobe, Hong Kong, Philadelphia and Indianapolis.
He serves as an executive board member for Easter Seals Crossroads, a nationwide nonprofit helping people with disabilities.
He received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler and his BS in marketing from Penn State University.