Jimmy Z. Wang, Ph.D. serves as our Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with overall responsibility for global information technology at AMRI.
Dr. Wang comes to AMRI with 15 years of experience as Chief Information Officer. Most recently he was Senior VP and Chief Information Officer at OPKO Health, where he established the company's global IT governance process and transformed IT into a centralized delivery organization. Prior to OPKO, he was Senior Vice President and Global CIO for Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he played a major role in managing implementation, consolidation, and support of Enterprise Operations Support Systems, as well as led the area of scientific computing to use technology to support the area of Innovation and Research.
From 2006 to 2012, Jimmy was Vice President and CIO for Teva Pharmaceuticals – Americas, where he led the IT organization to support the North America generic and branded pharmaceuticals divisions, as well as the Latin America operation. Jimmy managed IT integration for multiple acquisitions and established centralized IT systems and shared services. From 2002 till being acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2006, Jimmy served as Corporate Vice President and CIO for IVAX Corporation, where he managed the global IT organization and established a federated IT governance model for the global and regional business units.
Jimmy holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and a M.S. in Operations Research and Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University. He was a member of the governing body of The Global CIO Executive Summit and was selected as one of the 100 Premier IT leaders by Computerworld in 2012. Other recognitions include Top 100 CIOs by CIO Magazine, 2011 and, through his leadership; Teva was ranked among the Top 50 IT organizations by InformationWeek in 2010.