PPD hires new head of clinical development in Asia
This article was originally published in Scrip
The CRO PPD has appointed Edward Ian as vice-president of clinical development for Asia Pacific. Mr Ian will be based in Singapore and will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight for PPD's Phase II-IV business in the region. He spent six years at rival CRO PRA, where he served as executive director of scientific affairs responsible for Phase I-IV clinical operations in Asia Pacific. He began his career as a laboratory scientist and later served as director of business development and quality assurance for a regional CRO in Taiwan, where he rose to executive vice-president.