Pharma outsourcing: people on the move

By Phil Taylor

- Last updated on GMT presents its periodic round-up of executive appointments in the contract services sector.

Dr. Kerri Schoedel​ has been promoted to scientific director, clinical pharmacology, at Kendle​'s Early Stage clinical research unit in Toronto, Canada. Schoedel will provide scientific direction and leadership to Kendle’s clinical pharmacology group.

Contract manufacturing company Hovione has named Dr. Thomas Eisele​ as general manager, R&D. Meanwhile,Dr. Roger Viney becomes​ director of sales and marketing, Europe and Asia, and Steve Beagle​ takes up the equivalent position in North America.

Drug development services company Covance​ has boosted its periapproval services team with three new members: Dr. Glynis Neagle​, vice president for medical affairs; Robert Bader​, director for product safety services; and Thomas Noto​, vice president for regulatory affairs.

Guido Schmidt-Chiari​ has resigned from the position of supervisory board chairman at Austria’s Constantia Packaging AG​. He has been with the company since 1994. The group’s Constantia Flexibles subsidiary supplies film and other products to the pharmaceutical industry.

India’s Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories​ has named Umang Vohra​ as its new chief financial officer, following the departure from the post of Saumen Chakraborty​. Chakraborty assumes the newly created role of president, corporate and global generics operations.

In the UK, Clinical Print Finishers​ has appointed Alan Pickles​ as its new operations director. The company works predominantly with the pharmaceutical industry, offering miniature die-cutting services, with a turnover of around £2m a year.

US company STATKING Consulting​, which provides data-related services for clinical trials, has appointed Dr. Hussein Al-Khalidi​ as director of biostatistics.

The Institute of Clinical Research (India)​ has named Anand K. Nair​ as its chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for leading the ICRI’s academic activities and operations, and expanding its profile in India and globally.

Procurement specialist SciQuest​ has appointed Ann Thomas​ to the position of vice president, human resources.

Claire Pribula​ has joined marketing services specialist Acxiom ​as vice president, sales, for the Asia-Pacific region.

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