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Isabel de Paoli

Chief Strategy Officer
Merck KGaA 
Germany, Europe


Isabel De Paoli of Merck KGaA, the German chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences company, was named head of group communications in 2015, and named to the newly-created role of chief strategy officer a year later, taking responsibility for the integration of strategies, innovation and digitalisation across Merck.

De Paoli first joined Merck in 2006 as business development manager, chemicals, before promotion to head of strategic planning, oncology in 2009. Earlier, she had been a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, and had also worked at private equity firm Permira.