Alessandro F. de Luca
Chief Information Officer, Merck Group
Alessandro is the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of Merck Group, leading Merck Healthcare, the group’s pharmaceutical division that accounts for more than 40% of the total Merck revenues.
The role consists of leading the overall Information Technology operations and projects across R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sales functions. His mission encompasses the need for efficiently partnering with the business in order to deliver a reliable, state of the art, and highly adaptable Technology Solutions and Service providing Merck with a sustainable competitive advantage.
In 2017 and 2018, he was interviewed by several newspapers (WSJ, Huffington Post, Pharma Executive, CIO Journal, Diginomica) for his work on “Self Driving Supply Chains” and in 2016, was elected “The Inspirational Leader of the Year” within the Merck BioPharma division. In 2015, he was awarded the Nr 1 Pharma “Most Influential Supply Chain Executive in Europe” (among the top 5 across all industries) by the SCM magazine.
Previously, he has been responsible for the Merck Healthcare Supply Chain operations including E2E planning, physical distribution & warehousing. Prior to Merck, Alessandro worked in Procter & Gamble (FMCG’s industry) for 20 years holding positions across Innovation, Manufacturing, Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He has operated in countries such as China, Russia, South Africa and several Eastern European countries and has been based in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain.