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Author - Ruth Thorpe
Ruth Thorpe was appointed as Endo’s Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, effective August 2017. In this role, she has responsibility for the overall IT strategy and roadmap to support Endo’s business strategy and vision, ensuring all global operations and end users are technology enabled.
Prior to joining Endo, Ms. Thorpe was the Head of Global IT End User Services at Novartis, supporting 120,000 end users worldwide. While at Novartis, she also served as the US Head of Business Services, driving a multi-year transformation plan designed to deliver world-class Shared Business Support Services to Novartis’ US businesses. Ms. Thorpe also held IT, Human Resources and Finance positions of increasing responsibility with Sanofi-Aventis US, Wyeth and SAP America.
With more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, she has focused on the space where technology and business strategy converge to drive leading business performance. Ms. Thorpe is a recipient of several awards and accolades, including National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology; Computerworld’s 100 Premier IT Leaders; the Young Women’s Christian Association’s Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award, which honors women business leaders who have made significant contributions to their industries and professions; and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Rising Star.
Ms. Thorpe is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Cabrini College.