Executive Director - Global Innovation Hub, MSD
Julie began her career 25 years ago in Merck, US as a scientist doing basic research on inflammatory diseases. As her interest in data generation and management for in-vivo experiments and clinical studies grew, she advanced her career in Clinical Development. This provided her great opportunities to take on various global and regional leadership roles in Information Technology and Product Development across different countries, primarily in the US, Belgium, China, Japan and now Singapore.
Julie’s global footprint brings her to Singapore to establish MSD’s Global Innovation Hub with an investment of S$8 million in state-of-the-art technologies that aims to harness digital innovation for better healthcare. Under Julie’s leadership, the Hub brings together a wide span of teams including IT Risk Management and Security, Data Science and Analytics, Global Application/Technology Platforms, ERP, Cloud Services, IT Managed Services, Digital Product Solutions, Knowledge Management and IT Client Services. On top of that, she spearheads partnerships with local start-ups and Universities to develop emerging fields of data science and cyber security with the dual objectives of developing the local talent pool in Singapore and improving the healthcare ecosystem. She also seeks out opportunities to connect with people from different walks of life, where diversity and cultural uniqueness play an integral part in innovation. Aligned with the organisation’s goal to save and improve lives globally, she is very driven to innovate every day.
Julie lives in Singapore with her family. In her free time, she enjoys learning about world cultures through their art, music and folk stories.