Murray Aitken is IMS Health senior vice president and executive director, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, which provides policy setters and decision makers in the global health sector with objective insights into healthcare dynamics. He assumed this role in January 2011.
Murray previously was senior vice president, Healthcare Insight, leading IMS Health’s thought leadership initiatives worldwide. Before that, he served as senior vice president, Corporate Strategy from 2004 to 2007. Murray joined IMS Health in 2001 with responsibility for developing the company’s consulting and services businesses. Prior to IMS Health, Murray had a 14-year career with McKinsey & Company, where he was a leader in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Products practice from 1997 to 2001.
Murray writes and speaks regularly on the challenges facing the healthcare industry. He is editor of HealthIQ, a publication focused on the value of information in advancing evidence-based healthcare, and also serves on the editorial advisory board of Pharmaceutical Executive.
Murray holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and received an M.B.A. degree with distinction from Harvard University.