Jim Scholefield, Nike Inc.’s global CIO, is joining Merck & Co. as chief information and digital officer effective October 29.

Scholefield will lead Merck’s information technology and digital strategy, the pharmaceutical company said in a statement Wednesday.

He joined Nike in June 2015.

According to Merck’s release, Scholefield at Nike led the creation of the company’s enterprise architecture, including the upgrade of critical infrastructure and delivery of state-of-the art cyber-security. Building on that foundation, he championed the digital transformation of Nike, leveraging disruptive technology to serve consumers faster and more personally at scale. Prior to Nike, he was chief technology officer at Coca-Cola and held leadership roles in information technology at The Northern Trust Company and Ford. He began his career at Procter & Gamble.