Dr. Alfred Reszka, Merck & Co.
Dr. Alfred Reszka, Executive Director and Head, Strategic Business Intelligence, Merck & Co.
Alfred “Al” Reszka is Executive Director and Head, Strategic Business Intelligence at Merck. He and his team include clients from R&D to marketing and manufacturing across a variety of business functions requiring scientific, medical and business intelligence. Roles and responsibilities include strategic benchmarking and strategy development, product surveillance, biosimilars, Diversified Brands, emerging markets, Osteoporosis and women’s health licensing, business development, and M&A.
Prior to joining the Global Competitive Intelligence group in 2007, Dr. Reszka was Senior Research Fellow in Bone Basic Research at Merck, where he conducted research into the mechanism of action of FOSAMAX and lead the drug discovery effort. He joined Merck in 1997 after conducting postdoctoral research on molecular signal transduction with Nobel Laureates, Edmund Fischer and Edwin Krebs at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Reszka earned his PhD in 1992 at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Mary Ann Sarao, Bayer Consumer Health
Mary Ann Sarao, Director, Global Competitive Intelligence, Bayer Consumer Health
In March 2015, Mary Ann Sarao joined Bayer as Director, Global Competitive Intelligence. In this role, Mary Ann will be building-out and leading the global competitive intelligence function for Bayer Consumer Health.
Mary Ann has vast experience in the pharmaceutical strategic and competitive intelligence arena, having held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer, Merck, J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Royal DSM.
Most recently, Mary Ann led Global Regulatory Intelligence for R&D at Pfizer and Competitive Intelligence for Pfizer Nutrition. Her areas of regional and global support have included consumer products, prescription products, manufacturing, finance, legal, R&D and regulatory.
An innovative and versatile market-intelligence professional, Mary Ann holds a Master’s degree in information research from Rutgers University and a Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Seton Hall University. She also holds an advanced intelligence certification; CIP-II. She is a member of the Intelligence Leadership Forum (ILF) and a current Board member of SCIP – Strategic & Competitive Intelligence Professionals. She was awarded SCIP’s “Most Innovative Thought Leader Award.”