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Former Quintiles director joins IDEA Pharma as MD

Published on: 09/12/15

IDEA Pharma has appointed Mark Forbes Irving as managing director.

With over 20 years’ industry experience, the new managing director joins the company from Quintiles where he was director of health engagement and communications, and prior to that, in both industry marketing and consultancy sectors where he has had managing director level experience leading multiple firms. He specialises in change management and directional growth both in EU and USA based businesses. 

He says: “It is great to join a team that truly values unconstrained thinking and that possesses such substantive multidisiplinary experience; this makes a dramatic difference throughout the path-to-market journey and delivers maximum product potential. I am delighted to join IDEA at such an exciting time, as it makes the transition into a truly global organisation.” 

Forbes Irving will work alongside the company’s chief executive Mark Rea, who says: “We are thrilled to have Mark join us to lead and positively shape the future of our business. With his strong track record in business excellence, we’re adding critical skills to our mix, which will be vital as we expand into new markets and help to realise the full significance of our clients’ innovations.”

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