George Llado, Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc. and Matt Pammer, Vice President, AstraZeneca join the Fox IT advisory board.
George Llado is Vice President, MMD IT with Merck & Co., Inc. In this role, he provides leadership for the planning and development of information technology solutions for the Merck Manufacturing Division. Most recently, George served as Vice President, Corporate IT, focusing on the integration and end-state vision for Merck’s critical Financial, Human Resource, Legal, Communications and Global Services platforms. Prior to that, George represented Global Services as Integration Lead for the IT/Shared Business Services Team. In this capacity, George was responsible for driving the overall success of the functional merger management program for Merck and Schering-Plough in throughout 2009.
In previous roles, George served as Executive Director, GHH IT delivering integrated Sales Force Automation platforms for Merck’s Commercial Division. As Executive Director for Worldwide Infrastructure Operations, George migrated all of Merck’s core computing assets to the Company’s new global data center in Charlotte, NC. As Director, Automation and IT – Americas, George led the efforts to establish the next generation automation platform for Merck’s Manufacturing Division. His experience while on assignment in MMD Puerto Rico Operations uniquely positioned him for the role.
George has more than 26 years of leadership and experience in the IT field. He’s passionate about using technology and innovation to drive business outcomes. Also a firm believer in developing people, George supports his staffs’ career growth by challenging, empowering, and motivating employees to seek opportunities which expand their IT experience as well as their understanding of the business. Having spent several years in Merck’s business areas himself, George values the development of a broad range of experiences. His emphasis on understanding and partnering with the business has been instrumental in successfully meeting the Company’s strategic initiatives during his 23 years at Merck. George joined Merck in 1989 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology. Prior to Merck, George worked for Citibank, N.A. in New York City.
Matt Pammer is Vice President, Information Systems, AstraZeneca, and is responsible for creating and executing the IS vision, strategy, and operating plan in support of the business strategy for North America and Latin American. His priorities include: Investing in People, Delivering Business Value, and Fixing Basic Services. Matt started his career at Accenture in the Advanced Systems Group where he consulted across several industries including banking, insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.
Since joining AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals in 1993, Matt has been responsible for all aspects of Marketing and Sales IS capabilities including sales force automation, sales training, data warehousing, reporting and analytics, master data management, call center, e-marketing, business planning, forecasting, and contracts management. Matt introduced several significant capabilities to AstraZeneca including Consumer Database Marketing, Interactive Detailing, Closed Loop Promotion, and Customer Relationship Management. He also established an Architecture capability at AstraZeneca and led the team for two years.
Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Albright College, and an MBA with a concentration in eBusiness from Temple University.