Albany Molecular Research (AMRI), a global contract research and manufacturing organization, has hired Jimmy Wang, Ph.D., to fill the newly created position of chief information officer, effective immediately. He replaces Carl Neumann, senior director, information technology, who retires this month.
Wang will manage and oversee major technology initiatives at AMRI, as well as the day-to-day information technology operations. Among his responsibilities will be to implement scalable and agile information technology solutions that align with AMRI's growth objectives and global operations.
Wang brings 25 years of experience managing and deploying technology innovations to various technology, telecommunications and global pharmaceutical companies. Most recently he was senior vice president and chief information officer at OPKO Health, where he established the company's global IT governance process and transformed IT into a centralized delivery organization.
Previously, Wang was senior vice president and chief information officer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where he played a major role in managing implementation, consolidation and support of enterprise operations support systems, as well as led the area of scientific computing to use technology to support the area of innovation and research. Before Vertex, Wang was at Teva Pharmaceuticals-America, where he was vice president and chief information officer.