IQVIA Women Leaders Recognized for Their Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Healthcare

IQVIA announced that three of the company’s women leaders have received significant awards for their leadership, vision and strategic abilities to drive disruptive technologies, improve health outcomes, and advance innovation.

“We at IQVIA are very proud of the outstanding accomplishments of these talented leaders”

The honorees are:

  • Deepa Desai, MD, IQVIA’s vice president, Quality Assurance, was awarded the 2019 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association HBA Luminary Award. Deepa was leading the QA group in India for years, subsequently earning expanded responsibility and oversight for IQVIA’s centralized QA organization & Corrective and Preventative Action Center of Excellence, across the global enterprise.

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  • Marla Kessler, IQVIA’s senior vice president, Strategy, Marketing & Communications, has been named to MM&M magazine’s annual Hall of Femme list. Marla led the global rebranding initiative when IMS Health and Quintiles merged in 2017, which created a new organization committed to improving human health using advanced analytics, technology, and domain expertise. Marla was also awarded the PM360 ELITE recognition in the Strategists Category for 2019.
  • Natalia Kotchie, IQVIA’s vice president, R&DS Applied Data Science Center, was awarded the 2019 HBA Rising Star Award. Natalia is well known within the healthcare industry with several published white papers in peer-reviewed journals. She’s also a frequent presenter at various leadership forums and industry congresses related to technology and data enablement in clinical trials and operational solutions.

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“We at IQVIA are very proud of the outstanding accomplishments of these talented leaders,” said IQVIA Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib. “Deepa, Marla, and Natalia are leading the way as we continue to break new ground within the life sciences industry, drive transformation through disruptive technologies, and accelerate healthcare innovation.”

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