AmerisourceBergen Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer

Aug. 14, 2019 13:06 UTC

VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a global healthcare solutions leader, announces the appointment of Leslie E. Donato to its executive team as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Ms. Donato will focus on operationalizing and evolving a strategic framework for the organization, while identifying and implementing a range of growth initiatives that will add further value for its customers.

“At AmerisourceBergen, we are committed to taking bold, innovative action that reinforces our position as a leader in the market, and I’m delighted to welcome Leslie to the team that will continue driving this momentum forward,” said Steve Collis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at AmerisourceBergen. “Leslie brings with her an impressive track record of identifying robust and sustainable growth strategies for complex, global healthcare organizations. Her understanding and knowledge of today’s industry landscape, as well as her proven leadership and ability to transform multifaceted strategies into meaningful results provides an ideal foundation to evolve our strategic approach, ultimately fortifying our customer’s success and enhancing our growth.”

Ms. Donato brings nearly 30 years of long-range strategy and healthcare industry experience. Most recently at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Donato developed an integrated global pharmaceutical strategy and a U.S. growth strategy, oversaw the U.S. business for both hematology and neurology, and led the global strategic marketing team for neurology. Prior to Bayer, Ms. Donato was a Partner at McKinsey & Company specializing in healthcare. Throughout her tenure, Ms. Donato has developed extensive expertise in understanding global business development, accelerating strategic growth, driving company transformation and re-design and empowering employee engagement.

Ms. Donato will report directly to Mr. Collis and will be based out of AmerisourceBergen’s Conshohocken, Pa. office.

About AmerisourceBergen

AmerisourceBergen provides pharmaceutical products, value-driving services and business solutions that improve access to care. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers, veterinary practices and livestock producers trust us as their partner in the pharmaceutical supply chain. Global manufacturers depend on us for services that drive commercial success for their products. Through our daily work—and powered by our 21,000 associates—we are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #10 on the Fortune 500, with more than $160 billion in annual revenue. The company is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. and has a presence in 50+ countries. Learn more at


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