Melquiades de Jesus

Director, Business Capabilities, R&D Strategy & Planning, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Mel leads the team that serves as the stewards for the Planisware enterprise project and resource management system. The team is responsible for facilitating the development and adoption of project and resource management planning and tracking practices that promote accurate and transparent portfolio, project and clinical trials forecasts. The team achieves this by integrating the needs of all the stakeholders in support of the drug development teams to produce a comprehensive process and tool that are expandable and modular.

Prior to joining BMS, he worked at Abbott, PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC) and Merck. At Abbott Labs, Mel led the team responsible for new product and technology transfer to the Puerto Rico manufacturing facilities. At PwC he served as Management Consultant for Roche, Pfizer, and Merck with a focus on cycle time reduction and business process standardization. At Merck, he lead the business process design, implementation of their first off the self clinical trial management system (CTMS) and the initial implementation of the Planisware system in the Pre-clinical functions.

Mr. de Jesus earned his MBA from Columbia Business School, with a focus on finance and operations, and his Pharmacy BS degree from Rutgers University.

He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania with wife Stephanie, their 11-year-old daughter, Sophia Rosa and 8-year daughter, Olivia Jasmine.


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