Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer
Frank D’Amelio is the Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Pfizer, responsible for finance, business development and business operations, including IT, procurement and real estate. D’Amelio led the acquisition and integration of Medivation, Inc., Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., Hospira Inc., King Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Wyeth, as well as the split-off of Pfizer’s animal health business, Zoetis, and the sale of its nutrition business to Nestlé and its Capsugel business to KKR.
Before joining the company in September 2007, D’Amelio was Senior Executive Vice President of Integration and Chief Administrative Officer of Alcatel-Lucent, responsible for the integration of the Alcatel-Lucent merger as well as procurement, real estate, IT and supply chain.
Prior to the merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies in 2006, D’Amelio was the Chief Operating Officer of Lucent Technologies. In 2001, he was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO of Lucent, where he helped lead the company through one of the most challenging periods in the telecom industry’s history and returned the company to profitability.
When Lucent was spun off from AT&T in 1996, D’Amelio helped create the new company financially as the CFO of Lucent’s Network Systems Business and was a critical member of the team that met with investors around the world during Lucent’s initial public offering. In 1999, he was appointed the Group President of Lucent’s Switching Solutions Business Unit, where he led Lucent’s multibillion-dollar, global Switching, Access and Application Software businesses.
Born and raised in New Jersey, D’Amelio earned his MBA in Finance from St. John’s University and his B.A. in Accounting from St. Peter’s College. He started his career in 1979 at Bell Labs, holding a variety of financial, accounting and general management positions, and moved within AT&T, holding a series of positions with increasing responsibility.
In 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, D’Amelio was ranked among America’s top CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine. In 2002, he was recognized by Treasury & Risk magazine as one of America’s Top CFOs.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zoetis, Inc. and Humana, Inc. and is chair of the Humana Audit Committee; and the Independent College Fund of New Jersey.