Adele Ambrose: Power List 2011

Chief Communications Officer, Merck

Adele Ambrose, CCO at Merck, orchestrated the communications surrounding the $41 billion merger between the company and Schering-Plough. That merger made Merck number two in global pharmaceutical sales and doubled the size of Merck's communications department. 

Ambrose's priorities include employee engagement, a new global CSR initiative, and developing improved external-facing corporate social media programs. She also helped refocus the pharmaceutical giant's message to go beyond just sharing information about its product pipeline to advancing Merck's corporate reputation with customers, government and healthcare professionals.

Prior to joining Merck in December 2007, Ambrose spent 20 years at AT&T.

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