Michele D'Alessandro, Merck

Michele D'Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT Merck.
Michele D'Alessandro, VP & CIO, Manufacturing IT Merck.

Michele D'Alessandro is vice president and chief information officer for Merck's manufacturing division. In this role, she provides strategic leadership, oversight and delivery of information technology and digital solutions and has a proven track record of delivering high-impact projects that produce outstanding business results broadly across the pharmaceutical supply chain and manufacturing.

For the past four years, D'Alessandro and her team have been recognized nationally in the areas of technical innovation, including next-generation data and analytics platforms; supply chain transformation; and modernization/ digitization in manufacturing plants. In November 2017 D'Alessandro was awarded a Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business in the Life Sciences and Health care Transformation category.

D'Alessandro holds a bachelors' double major degree in math and computer science from Rutgers University and an MBA in information sciences from Rutgers Graduate School of Management. 

She serves on Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors, the Strategic Advisory Board for enigma.io, and the Big Data Advisory Board for Rutgers University.