BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that it has selected Xavier Flinois to succeed Steve Kent as president of Perceptive Informatics, PAREXEL's technology division. Steve Kent, who decided to leave the company for personal reasons, was involved in the search for his successor and will remain with the Company for several months to help with the transition.
Mr. Flinois joins PAREXEL with more than 20 years of experience in the technology and healthcare IT sector. Most recently, Mr. Flinois was chief executive officer of Clinical Solutions, a leading supplier of flexible evidence-based decision support and clinical software solutions to the healthcare industry. Prior to Clinical Solutions, Mr. Flinois was founder and CEO of Houat Partners, a consulting and investment boutique. He also served as CEO of SchlumbergerSema and was a member of the management board of AtosOrigin, both international IT services companies.
"We welcome Xavier to the PAREXEL team, and look forward to drawing upon his extensive industry experience to bring Perceptive Informatics' track record of innovation to new heights and to enhance its suite of hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for our clients," said Mark A. Goldberg, President and Chief Operating Officer, PAREXEL. "We thank Steve Kent for his important contributions to PAREXEL over the past four years, during which time Perceptive Informatics has become an industry-leading eClinical solutions provider known for developing next-generation technologies aligned to accelerate clinical development."
Mr. Flinois holds a Master's degree in Science from Ecole Polytechnique and a Master's degree in Engineering from Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees. The Perceptive Informatics global senior management team will report to Mr. Flinois, effective immediately. He will also serve as a member of PAREXEL's Business Review Committee, the Company's most senior leadership group.
About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global bio/pharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of knowledge-based contract research, consulting, and medical communications 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. Perceptive 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 73 locations throughout 51 countries around the world, and has approximately 14,000 employees. For more information about PAREXEL International visit www.PAREXEL.com.
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