Leslie E. Donato
Leslie Donato is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for AmerisourceBergen. Ms. Donato brings over 25 years of strategy and healthcare industry expertise to this newly created role at AmerisourceBergen. Prior to being named to her current role in July 2019, Ms. Donato was the Vice President of Strategy at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Over the course of her career at Bayer, she led the development of an integrated global pharmaceutical strategy and a U.S. growth strategy, the U.S. business for both hematology and neurology, and the global strategic marketing team for neurology. Prior to these roles, Ms. Donato was a principal and founding partner of McKinsey & Company’s Philadelphia office. Over the course of her 14 year tenure with McKinsey & Company, she helped healthcare company executives improve performance across strategy, organization re-design and capability building, commercial excellence including brand strategy and sales force architecture, and business development. While there, she also led the Mid-Atlantic office women’s initiative, responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining talented female consultants. She started her career at Deloitte Consulting.
Ms. Donato graduated from Swarthmore College with a Bachelors of Arts with Distinction in Economics and Public Policy, and received her Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.