• Dublin, Ireland

Mary Pan is new VP of Asia Pacific and Hiroshi Ichikawa leads ICON’s operations in Japan

ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced two new leadership appointments to its Asia Pacific operations.

ICON provides a full range of clinical development services to support global and pan-Asian trials. ICON operates from 22 offices in Asia-Pacific and employs over 2,600 professionals in the region. ICON’s presence and capabilities in Japan, in particular in oncology, were strengthened in 2014 through the acquisition of Aptiv Solutions, which included Japanese CRO, Niphix.

Mary Pan

Vice President, Asia Pacific

Mary Pan has been appointed Vice President, Asia Pacific, where she will lead ICON’s continued growth and expansion in the region. Hiroshi Ichikawa has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of ICON’s operations in Japan.

Mary brings to ICON over 15 years of global pharmaceutical and clinical development expertise with a strong track record in Asia. Mary joins ICON from Becton Dickinson, a leading medical technology company, where she was head of strategy and innovation in Asia. Prior to that Mary was Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, for ClinTec International. Mary has also held senior medical affairs and clinical development roles in Crucell (Johnson & Johnson) and Pfizer. Mary holds Bachelor degrees in Economics and Psychology and an MBA from Brown University and has a Law degree from the University of Edinburgh.

About ICON plc 

ICON plc is a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently, operates from 81 locations in 37 countries and has approximately 11,300 employees.

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