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Parexel Executive Honored with 2015 DIA Global Connector Award

BOSTON, June 15, 2015— Parexel International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today announced that Alberto Grignolo, PhD, Corporate Vice President, Parexel Consulting, was awarded the DIA Global Connector Award.  DIA presented the award at the 2015 DIA Global Inspire Awards event during the 51st Annual Drug Information Association (DIA) Meeting in Washington, D.C.  The honor recognizes Dr. Grignolo’s meritorious service through a leadership role that has advanced the mission of DIA to foster innovation and to improve health and well-being worldwide. 

“We are proud that our colleague, Alberto Grignolo, received the 2015 DIA Global Connector Award.  Alberto has demonstrated his superior understanding of drug development and the unique way he can connect, navigate, and bring people together for a common cause,” said Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and CEO, Parexel International.

Dr. Grignolo is a global expert and frequent speaker on the topics of drug development, drug regulatory affairs, and the Japanese regulatory environment. He currently serves on the faculty of DIA’s Regulatory Affairs training courses and as the Deputy Editor of DIA’s member magazine, Global Forum

At Parexel, Dr. Grignolo developed the Company’s Worldwide Regulatory Affairs and Drug Development Consulting Practice. Recently, he established Parexel’s Japan Consulting Services during a two-year assignment in Tokyo. He is the Executive Sponsor of a number of global development programs and advises clients in the areas of drug development strategy, regulatory negotiation, and best regulatory and clinical practices. 

At the DIA 2015 Annual Meeting, Dr. Grignolo is chairing two sessions:

  • Japan Regulatory Environment: Overview of the Organization, Processes, Systems, and Changes Affecting Pharmaceutical Development
  • Emerging Practices in Product Commercialization Planning: How Cross Collaboration Is Redefining Product Development Planning

“As a member and volunteer with DIA for more than 30 years, Dr. Grignolo has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the organization and to advancing the mission through his many roles.  I can think of no one more deserving of the 2015 DIA Global Connector Award,” said Barbara Lopez Kunz, Global Chief Executive, DIA.

About DIA’s Inspire Awards

DIA’s annual Inspire Awards are awarded to members who have a record of making a difference in the eco-system of health care product development and lifecycle management.


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