UDG Healthcare Hires New COO

UDG Healthcare Hires New COO

By Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, October 12, 2020

UDG Healthcare plc is a leading international healthcare services provider, has appointed Ryan Quigley as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

FREMONT, CA: Based in Dublin, Ireland, in the UDG’s headquarters, Ryan will join the UDG Senior Executive Team and be responsible for establishing and delivering long term strategic growth plans for the organization’s Ashfield and Sharp divisions.

Ryan has over 25 years’ experience in various leadership roles throughout the pharmaceutical sector, working for a few of the most well-renowned names in the industry, such as AbbVie, Pfizer, and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Brendan McAtamney, CEO at UDG Healthcare plc, says, “During our strategic planning process, we identified many opportunities for our Ashfield and Sharp divisions to work more collaboratively.”

“We have exceptional talent and experience across both divisions, and so we want to make sure we are strengthening existing partnerships to enable shared insights and resources more effectively, allowing us to provide more and improved services to our customers.”

“Ryan’s role will be central to creating the necessary focus to realise these opportunities. I’m incredibly excited to welcome him to the team and to work together towards our goals.”

Ryan had guided the commercial operations for many blockbuster brands, including Vice President at Immunology Global Marketing at AbbVie, when HUMIRA® became one of the best-selling pharmaceutical products. Ryan has secured an MBA in business administration and also a Bachelor’s degree in environmental health science.

Commenting on his appointment, Ryan said, “I am really pleased to be joining such a dynamic and fast-growing organisation. There is exceptional talent at both Ashfield and Sharp, and I am inspired to see the valuable outcomes of the two divisions collaborating more closely for our global client base.”

Ashfield offers strategic consulting, advisory, audit, healthcare communications, field and contact center sales teams, medical information, in-home and contact center clinical educators, and event management services.

Sharp is a worldwide leader in advanced clinical supply chain services and contracts pharmaceutical packaging. Offering solutions and support to pharma and biotech clients from phase I trials through to commercialization and rapid launch.

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