Nina Siragusa

Merck Healthcare KGaA
Strategy Business Lead
Dr. Nina Siragusa is the Chief of Staff to Dr. Laura Matz, the Chief Science and Technology Officer at Merck. As part of the Science and Technology Office Leadership Team, Nina is responsible for enabling and driving cross-sectoral collaboration, innovation, and digitalization at Merck across the 3 business sectors. She is spearheading the efforts on the mega-trend Bioconvergence and leading a project in the field of Smart Manufacturing, which is also the focus of her MBA studies in Digital Transformation Management at the Goethe Business School, Frankfurt, Germany.

Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Nina has been driving corporate innovation as Biotechnology Lead of a synthetic biology innovation project, Senior Manager responsible for the creation of strategic alignment as well as building and management of high performing teams and finally as Associate Director responsible for targeted sourcing of innovative ideas, with the goal to generate new businesses.

Nina has a PhD in Biology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. She has worked as a researcher in Europe and the USA at Yale University prior to joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2016.