Dan Feldman Takes Reins of inVentiv Health Europe While Stephen J. Walter Joins to Lead ASEAN Countries, China and Korea
BURLINGTON, MASS., – September 26, 2013 – inVentiv Health, offering best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the healthcare industry, announced today the creation of two new positions to lead its growing business in Europe and Asia.
Dan Feldman, who established and led inVentiv’s very successful operation in Japan, will take on the new position of President of inVentiv Health Europe. The position will oversee the growth of business across all inVentiv Health segments – clinical research, commercialization and consulting – and will lead development of inVentiv’s unique approach to convergent services.
“In only two years, Dan established inVentiv’s outsourced sales force in Japan and grew it to become the second largest such business in the country, before moving on to establish our clinical and consulting services there,” said Paul Meister, CEO of inVentiv Health. “Dan will now be able to help our Japanese clients expand in Europe, as well as assist with our growing roster of European clients requiring services that accelerate delivery of therapies to market.”
Feldman will lead regional business development, promote inVentiv’s “Done as One” approach to convergent services and assure the continued growth of inVentiv’s European footprint.
Stephen J. Walter will join the company as Executive Vice President for Asia. Walter formerly served as Managing Director for Merck Sharpe & Dhome in Vietnam and Cambodia. Previously, he worked as General Manager and Vice President of Consulting and Services for IMS Health, based in Singapore. For Bristol-Myers Squibb, he helped launch Entecavir in the Asia Pacific region and then served as Regional Director of Business Development.
In his new role, Walter will oversee growth and management of all inVentiv Health business throughout the region, including the expansion of inVentiv’s clinical research capabilities in China.
“We are fortunate to have found someone who combines a broad knowledge of the entire Asian market with a deep understanding of what biopharmaceutical companies need in developing drugs and shepherding them through commercialization,” Meister said.
Walter, who will be based in Shanghai, will oversee inVentiv operations in the ASEAN nations, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to China and Korea. He will also assume responsibility for Japan at the end of this year, when he takes the reins from Feldman.
Walter, who won a post-graduate fellowship from the Australian Board of Trade for work in Vietnam, holds an MBA from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and genetics from the University of Melbourne.
About inVentiv Health
inVentiv Health, Inc. is a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to the life sciences industry. inVentiv offers convergent services that accelerate the performance of companies working to improve human life. In 40 countries around the world, inVentiv’s 12,000 employees work with more than 550 pharmaceutical, biotech and device companies, as well as companies that see health as a central part of their mission. inVentiv Health, Inc. is privately owned by inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc., an organization sponsored by affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., Liberty Lane Partners and members of the inVentiv management team. inVentiv Health helps clients transform promising ideas into commercial reality. For more information, visit http://www.inventivhealth.com.
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