Ron Kim
Chief Technology Officer & SVP

Company: Merck & Co.

Ron Kim is a technology leader who has achieved executive success in all arenas from Corporate Fortune 100 to Silicon Valley private equity to global “Big 5” consulting. Ron is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Merck, a $45B global Pharmaceutical leader. Ron joined Merck in August 2020 and his role is to “SUPERCHARGE” IT efforts to drive the best business outcomes. Ron focuses on game-changing technology initiatives in the areas of data and analytics, AI/ML, automation, journey to cloud, innovation and enterprise architecture.

Prior to joining Merck, Ron was the CIO/CTO/CISO expert advisor for TPG Global, one of the nation’s leading private equity firms with a $120B portfolio of 100+ companies. In this role Ron drove technology activities for acquisitions, mergers and carve-outs in a portfolio that included J. Crew, IQVIA, Cirque du Soleil, Caesar’s Palace/Entertainment, McAfee, Rodan and Fields, Life Time Fitness and many others. Before joining TPG in 2015, Ron was the Chief Information Officer of the $18B Exelon Utilities business, the largest set of energy utilities in the U.S. Prior to joining Exelon, Ron spent the first 17 years of his career at Accenture, where he was a Partner in their Technology Consulting practice driving technology solutions and innovation for various Fortune 500 companies.

Ron attended the University of Michigan for both his undergraduate computer science degree as well as his MBA from the university’s Ross School of Business.