Robert Bertolini is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Schering-Plough Corporation. Bertolini joined Schering-Plough in his present position in November 2003. He is responsible for building a dynamic global finance team that comprises key financial areas, including taxes, accounting, internal audits, financial asset management, external financial relations, investments for employee benefit plans, and risk management and insurance. Additionally, he has responsibility for global information technology and business development. In his previous role at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bertolini managed the global pharmaceutical industry practice. He has extensive experience in audit, financial controls and corporate governance as well as in acting as a senior adviser to top management on financial and general business issues, including licensing and M&A transactions. Bertolini began his professional career at the former Coopers & Lybrand in 1983 and rose steadily through the company's professional ranks, serving blue-chip global clients in the pharmaceutical industry.