NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – September 3, 2012) – Kantar Health, a leading healthcare-focused global consultancy and marketing insights company, has promoted Graeme Jacombs to Managing Director of the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region. He was previously Deputy Managing Director, APMEA.
In his new role, Mr. Jacombs will be responsible for Kantar Health’s regional strategy, local business planning and client support in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, India, the Middle East and Africa. He is well-prepared for this new role, having served Kantar Health and its legacy companies in a variety of roles across this region since 1993.
“I am so pleased to appoint Graeme as Managing Director, APMEA. He has been instrumental in building Kantar Health in this dynamic region,” says Lynnette Cooke, Kantar Health Global CEO. “Graeme’s 20 years of experience in Asia Pacific and across a wealth of therapeutic areas provide him with the unique ability to act as trusted adviser to clients. He has proven experience when it comes to providing clients with global reach and strong local insight.”
“My time in this region has allowed me to gain insights into its unique issues and the challenges that pharma companies face,” Mr. Jacombs says. “I look forward to further driving Kantar Health’s commitment to APMEA, ensuring that we continue to provide the local understanding as well as global expertise to maximize our clients’ growth in this ever-changing region.”
About Kantar Health (www.kantarhealth.com)
Kantar Health is a global, evidence-based decision support partner to the world’s leading pharmaceutical, biotech, device and diagnostic companies. Our 700+ staff act as catalysts, working closely with customers to drive distinctive decision-making that helps them prioritize product development and portfolios, differentiate their brands and ensure product profitability after launch. We are unique in that we bring together clinical, medical and methodological expertise, commercial/marketing know-how and proprietary data. It is this rare combination, together with our unparalleled stakeholder reach, that enables us to mobilize incisive, imaginative and timely ROI-driven solutions, empowering clients to deliver better healthcare options to their customers.
With offices in over 40 countries, we excel at solving technically or logistically challenging projects around the world and across the product lifecycle, combining on-the-ground know-how and global and national proprietary data to quickly identify value drivers. As part of WPP, we can also incorporate highly innovative thinking from outside the industry into our solutions.