Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Forest Laboratories Inc.
Karen Ling has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer at New York-headquartered Forest Laboratories Inc. Ling is responsible for leading the company's HR organization, including talent management, compensation and staffing, leadership development and staffing. She was most recently senior vice president of human resources for Merck & Co.'s global human health and consumer care businesses worldwide. Before taking on that role, she was the organization's vice president of compensation and benefits. Prior to that, she was group vice president of global compensation and benefits at Schering-Plough Corp. Ling has also held various positions of responsibility in human resources at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
Ling earned a juris doctorate from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor's degree in economics from Yale University.