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Kantar Health Promotes Jacombs, Grillo in APMEA

Apr 13, 2012

NEW YORK, April 13, 2012—Kantar Health, a leading healthcare-focused global consultancy and marketing insights company, has promoted Graeme Jacombs and Vince Grillo to new positions in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region.

Mr. Jacombs has been promoted to Deputy Managing Director, APMEA, where he will be responsible for Australia/New Zealand and India in addition to his current responsibilities for Southeast Asia. Mr. Jacombs joined TNS Healthcare, a legacy Kantar Health company, in 1993 and has had a variety of responsibilities, most recently as Regional Director, Southeast Asia.

In addition, Dr. Grillo has been appointed General Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, and he will relocate to Singapore to assume this new role. Dr. Grillo joined TNS Healthcare in 2004 and was mostly recently General Manager, Australia.

“The APMEA region continues to be an area of strong growth within the pharma industry, and as a trusted adviser to companies in this industry it’s important for us to have leadership with deep experience in the region,” says Lynnette Cooke, Kantar Health Global CEO. “The promotions of Graeme and Vince will help Kantar Health maintain a strong leadership team in APMEA. In turn, Kantar Health will be better able to partner with our pharma industry clients in this diverse and ever-changing region.”


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