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To a degree, Lewent's triumph as the recipient of a 2000 CFO Excellence Award in the Revenue Growth category reflects the deeply strategic leadership she exerts at Merck, the Whitehouse Station, New Jerseybased global pharmaceutical company that had $32.7 billion in revenue last year.
In research planning, Lewent "was the first to do Monte Carlo simulations on product pipeline risks, assessing the risk- return ratios of drug projects at various stages of their evolution," says Beach, who recalls from her own days at Pfizer how that company viewed Merck.
Says CEO Gilmartin, "Judy has forged a role for finance here that reaches way beyond the traditional, and it is in that expanded role that she has become one of the more influential voices, building our revenues and profit without the need to merge.
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