George Llado is Vice President, MMD IT with Merck. 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 of 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 throughout 2009.
In previous roles, George served as Executive Director of 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 of 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 24 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 21 years at Merck. George joined Merck in 1989 after receiving a BS in computer science from the New York Institute of Technology. Prior to Merck, George worked for Citibank N.A. in New York City.