Global CIO, Novartis Pharma AG
Mary oversees the information technology strategy and application support for the Pharmaceuticals Division. She joined Novartis in March 2008, where she served as the Pharma US CIO until her appointment to Global Pharma CIO in October 2010. Before joining Novartis, Mary was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Avis Budget Group, where she oversaw all aspects of IT. Mary's almost 30 years of experience in information technology also includes senior level IT positions at Pfizer/Pharmacia, BASF and American Cyanamid, where she had a strong record of leading and successfully directing change and integration strategies through multiple acquisitions. Mary holds an MBA in the Management of Information Systems from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from Stanford University.