INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADER AWARD
J. Christopher (Chris) Scalet is executive vice president, global services, and chief information officer (CIO) at Merck & Co., Inc., responsible for the company’s information technology and global services functions, which include real estate; facilities services; Lean Six Sigma; shared business services; security; energy; travel and aviation. He is a member of Merck’s executive committee and reports to Merck Chairman, president and chief executive officer Richard T. Clark.
Scalet was formerly with International Paper (IP), where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer, managing information technology and telecommunications strategy, planning, and operations for the world’s largest paper and forest products company. He was a member of IP’s senior leadership team and the company’s eBusiness Steering Committee. Prior to IP, Scalet was vice president and chief information officer at MAPCO, Inc. (now The Williams Co.), a Fortune 250 diversified energy company.
Scalet is on the Board of Directors of the Netezza Corporation, and was past Honorary Conference Chair for the National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). He received his bachelor’s degree in management science and computer systems from Oklahoma State University and completed the executive development program at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.