BOSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAREXEL International (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, today announced Dr. Roland Andersson, Ph.D., and Dr. Thomas Senderovitz, M.D., as Senior Vice Presidents in the Company's Clinical Research Services (CRS) strategic business unit. The executives will be centrally involved in developing and implementing PAREXEL's global corporate objectives.
"Roland Andersson and Thomas Senderovitz further strengthen our CRS senior leadership team with a breadth of biopharmaceutical experience, industry knowledge, and proven strategic guidance," said Mark A. Goldberg, M.D., President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. "Under their collective leadership, we are well positioned to expand our global CRS infrastructure and innovate in ways that help simplify clients' drug development journeys."
Dr. Andersson will have overall responsibility for the management of PAREXEL's Phase II-III client relationships on a global basis, including strategic accounts and the Company's Biopharm Unit that focuses on the needs of small and emerging companies. He has extensive experience leading and transforming businesses within the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. His primary expertise is in research and development management, transformation, strategy, and business development. Prior to joining PAREXEL, Dr. Andersson served as managing director at Accenture, where he oversaw technology, consulting and business services for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. While at Accenture, he played a pivotal role in creating TransCelerate BioPharma, an industry group that aligns the world's best-known biopharmaceutical companies to address common drug development problems. Dr. Andersson received an MS in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management from Linkoping Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Dr. Senderovitz will have global management responsibility for PAREXEL's Early Phase and Clinical Logistics business units, as well as the Global Medical Services function. He joins the Company from Grunenthal, an international research-based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Germany, where he served as executive vice president of Global Compound Development. At Grunenthal, Dr. Senderovitz provided strategic development and project oversight for all clinical development functions, including Early Clinical Development, Late Stage Clinical Development, Global Clinical Operations, and Global Biometrics. Before joining Grunenthal, Dr. Senderovitz was Vice President of Global Exploratory Development at UCB and Vice President of Clinical R&D at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. He received his M.D. from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Copenhagen.
About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. PAREXEL Informatics, Inc., a subsidiary of PAREXEL, provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 76 locations in 50 countries around the world, and has 15,100 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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