People on the Move: Jennifer Chiang, SHRM-SCP, Appointed Head of Global People Strategy Realization for MilliporeSigma

March 1, 2024

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Jennifer Chiang, SHRM-SCP was appointed to the role of Head of Global People Strategy Realization for MilliporeSigma.

She was previously the Head of People Strategy Execution, US where she championed recruiting, employee engagement, and employee development initiatives at the Rockville, MD site for over 800 employees.

In her new role, Chiang will oversee the people strategy and experience of MilliporeSigma’s Contract Testing Services employees in the US, UK, and APAC sites. This includes employee engagement, community & local partnerships, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and leadership development initiatives.

“I’m excited to continue to empower and build our current and future workforce on a global scale,” Chiang shared with BioBuzz.

About Jennifer Chiang

Chiang graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with an Elementary Education degree. While fully intending to become an elementary school teacher, she was recruited by the IRS after her internship to use her degree to design, deliver, and evaluate different modes of training online.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she reevaluated her career plans like many others did during this time period. Because of personal health reasons, she realized that she wanted to contribute to the health of others and to drug safety testing; and coincidentally, a role at MilliporeSigma opened that combined this passion and experience with people strategy.

After serving over a decade there, she worked in various departments like employee engagement, digitalization & automation, and communications, in a variety of roles – HR specialist, analyst, executive assistant, and communications director.

About MilliporeSigma

The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has more than 28,000 employees and more than 55 total manufacturing and testing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics.

More than 64,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From providing products and services that accelerate drug development and manufacturing as well as discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2022, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 22.2 billion in 66 countries.

The company holds the global rights to the name and trademark “Merck” internationally. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate as MilliporeSigma in life science, EMD Serono in healthcare and EMD Electronics in electronics. Since its founding in 1668, scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to the company’s technological and scientific advances. To this day, the founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. For more information about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, visit To learn more about Contract Testing Services, read more here: BioReliance® Contract Testing Services (