BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced the appointment of Dr. Tracy Tsuetaki as Senior Vice President for Peri/Post-Approval Services and PAREXEL Consulting. He will oversee the strategy and operational management for both businesses. He will also serve on PAREXEL's Business Review Committee, the Company's senior-most leadership team, and assist in developing and implementing PAREXEL's strategic objectives.
"In a competitive, global environment, customers are increasingly seeking to accelerate drug development and build market presence," said Mark A. Goldberg, President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. "Dr. Tsuetaki brings deep and wide-ranging industry experience that will strengthen our ability to deliver innovative peri- and post-approval services and consulting to the industry."
Dr. Tsuetaki joins PAREXEL from UnitedHealth Group, where he served as Group President for Optum Life Sciences. In that role, he managed the Strategic Regulatory and Safety Services organization. This encompassed pharmacovigilance, medical information, pharmacoepidemiology, risk evaluation, and risk mitigation strategies. It also included regulatory affairs consulting and operations outsourcing, Chemical Manufacturing and Control (CMC), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) services. Prior to this role, he was Group President of i3, Inc. - Clinical Development Services, also at United Healthcare Group. He led Phase I-III clinical research and strategic regulatory offerings, as well as resourcing and staffing services. His expertise also includes international leadership of medical communications, post-marketing and reimbursement business lines.
"PAREXEL is recognized for its global expertise across the clinical-development spectrum, including late phase services and consulting," said Dr. Tsuetaki. "In particular, the Company has demonstrated leadership through its new regulatory outsourcing services. I look forward to further building these offerings to help customers address their post-marketing and regulatory requirements."
Dr. Tsuetaki holds a B.S. in nutritional science from the University of California at Davis, a doctorate in optometry and a M.S. in physiological optics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
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. provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 80 locations in 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 15,560 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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