On September 18, 2013, President Obama announced his appointment of Kenneth C. Frazier to his Export Council. The President's Export Council is a committee of government and private-sector leaders who advise him on trade and export related issues.

Ken has been President of Merck & Co., Inc. since 2010 and in 2011, he became CEO and Chairman of the Board. Since joining Merck & Co., Inc. in 1992, he has held a number of positions, including President of Global Human Health, Vice President and General Counsel. Ken became a litigation associate at Drinker Biddle in 1978 and was a partner at the firm when he left to join Merck in 1992.

Ken also serves on the boards of PhRMA, Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of The Business Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Bar Association.