By Peter High. Published on Forbes.
Nike’s Global CIO Jim Scholefield is leaving the company to join Merck as Chief Information and Digital Officer, effective Oct. 29.
Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of information technology and digital strategy, including developing and implementing new and emerging technologies and capabilities to drive efficiencies, strengthen the security of the company’s infrastructure and support the company’s growth. He also will lead the development and innovation of digital strategy across the company to foster innovation.
Scholefield noted, “I’m honored and excited to have the opportunity to join Merck, a company that has made – and continues to make – a significant difference in the world. I look forward to contributing to the Executive Committee and to helping the company further succeed by driving industry-leading technology and digital capabilities across all aspects of the business.”