Malene Haxholdt joined Merck in June 2021 to lead the global transformation agenda focused on Data & Analytics. She brings a significant breadth of data and analytics experience and will be driving the acceleration of advanced analytics and global data strategy to improve patient outcomes and commercial impact for Merck.
Prior to Merck, Malene served in the role as Senior Vice President and chief analytics and data officer for MetLife. In that capacity, Malene led all global activities focused on data technologies and platforms, data science and advanced analytics, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning application to all parts of the insurance value chain. Under her leadership, she executed the strategic mandate to advance MetLife’s core data and analytics capabilities. This included re-platforming for the future and driving business impact through reimagined customer journeys connected to digital channels.
Before MetLife, Malene spent 15 years in the field of advanced analytics within SAS Institute, a renowned leader in analytics and one of the largest privately held analytics software companies. During her tenure with SAS Institute, Malene led teams in Europe and the U.S. and served in multiple functions, including overseeing the global marketing program for the advanced analytics product portfolio. She started her career as a statistician and analytical consultant, developing and coding predictive models and forecasting algorithms to better business outcomes.
Malene holds an M.S. in Management Science & Statistics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
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