Celeste Warren – 12th Annual Elite Business Leaders Conference Speaker

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Celeste Warren is Vice President, Human Resources & Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence. In this dual role, she has responsibility for the strategic and operational Human Resources support of Merck’s Global Legal, Compliance, Communications, Population Health, Patient Health and Global Public Policy Organizations.

As the leader for Merck’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, she is responsible for working with Merck’s global leaders to advance and embed diversity and inclusion as a strategic approach to maximize business performance and create a competitive advantage.

Ms. Warren joined Merck in 1997 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within its Human Resources organization. Most recently, she was the Vice President, Human Resources for Merck’s Manufacturing Division and Global Labor Relations and US Employee Relations Center of Excellence.

From 2009 to 2011, she was Human Resources Leader for Merck’s Vaccines organizations.  In this role, she led efforts to forge alliances and end to end processes between the Vaccine Research, Vaccine Manufacturing and Vaccine Commercial organizations.  She worked directly with the leaders to manage the critical linkages between basic research, late-stage development and manufacturing to expand Merck’s vaccine offerings throughout the world.

During her tenure at Merck, Ms. Warren has supported various different businesses and corporate staff functions and has held positions of increasing responsibility.