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Class Visitor: Cuong Viet Do (D’88, T’89), Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Merck, Inc.

  • Date: 01 May
  • Location: Shapiro Classroom
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.

Cuong Viet Do (D'88, T'89) is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Merck, Inc.. He will serve as a visiting executive in Professor Paul Gardent's and Professor Mike Zubkoff's Structure, Organization and Economics of the Health Care Industry spring elective course. Mr. Do will speak on the topic of "The Changing Global Market for Health Care."

Cuong Do serves as Merck's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.  He is responsible for both developing and executing enterprise-wide strategy and further building connections between the current and future business plans of Merck's franchises, divisions, and functions.

The Strategy Office is also responsible for Merck’s Global Health Innovation, which invests in companies to explore future growth opportunities for Merck, as well as Regulatory Integration activities.

Prior to joining Merck, Cuong served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development at TE Connectivity, one of the world’s largest providers of products and solutions that connect and protect the flow of power and data in virtually every industry.  Cuong led the ongoing evolution of TE Connectivity’s strategy and worked closely with the company’s businesses to ensure their development initiatives are aligned with the overall company vision. He also was responsible for TE Connectivity’s mergers and acquisitions efforts.

Prior to joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Do was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Lenovo, a global leader in personal computers. He previously was a Director (senior partner) with McKinsey and Company where he helped to build the company’s healthcare, high tech and corporate finance practices.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, U.S. and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, New Hampshire, U.S. He founded Profectum Foundation as a non-profit working to train clinicians and parents on working with autistic children.  He currently or previously served on the boards of Celebrate the Children (school for children with special needs), Caring for Cambodia (non-profit working to establish the model schools for Cambodia); the National Youth Science Foundation, and the Tuck MBA Advisory Board.

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