IMS Health Names Leslye Katz as Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer
As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Ms. Katz, 52, will lead IMS’s worldwide finance organization and have responsibility for finance and accounting, treasury, internal audit and investor relations.
“Leslye is an outstanding leader with extensive financial expertise and a broad understanding of our business and strategic vision,” said Mr. Carlucci. “With more than two decades of financial management experience, she is uniquely qualified to help IMS further capitalize on the tremendous opportunities before us and build an even stronger foundation for sustained, profitable growth.”
Ms. Katz has served as IMS’s vice president and controller for the past five years. Previously, she was vice president and chief financial officer of American Lawyer Media, Inc., a legal journalism and information company, for three years. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Katz was vice president and treasurer of IMS’s predecessor company, Cognizant Corporation. In 1980, she joined Dun & Bradstreet, where she held a number of senior financial management posts, including senior vice president and chief financial officer of Reuben H. Donnelley, a D&B division. Ms. Katz holds a B.A. degree from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Operating in more than 100 countries, IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With $1.8 billion in 2005 revenue and more than 50 years of industry experience, IMS offers leading-edge business intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations, including portfolio optimization capabilities; launch and brand management solutions; sales force effectiveness innovations; managed care and over-the-counter offerings; and consulting and services solutions that improve ROI and the delivery of quality healthcare worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.imshealth.com.