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Jim Scholefield, '86 Management

Jim ScholefieldTitle: Chief Information and Digital Officer
Company: Merck
Lake Oswego, OR

Jim is the chief information and digital officer for Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company that has been inventing for life for more than a century, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. At Merck, Jim is responsible for leading Merck’s information technology and digital strategy and will be a member of the company’s executive committee.

Jim has more than 25 years of experience in the IT organizations of large global enterprises. He most recently served as the global chief information officer for Nike, Inc., where he was responsible for leading their technology strategy to support the company's future growth. Prior to Nike, Jim held the position of chief technology officer for The Coca-Cola Company. There he was responsible for creating and executing its worldwide information technology strategy, technology operations, production support and technology engineering across The Coca-Cola Company, as well as providing global leadership across the Coca-Cola enterprise on all technology matters. He has also held IT leadership roles at Northern Trust, Ford Motor Company and Proctor and Gamble.

Jim graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of science in management. He also earned a master of science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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