CRF Health opens Romania office
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
CRF Health, a global provider of patient-centered eSource technology and service solutions for the life sciences industry, will officially open their Romania office and welcome to the helm a new VP of Global Services, Adina Tapalaga.
Romania has a growing life sciences sector, offering strong technical competence, and CRF Health’s expansion in the region aligns with its commitment to providing customers with cutting edge patient-centric solutions where and when they need them. The new site will be an integrated part of the global business and include research and development for CRF Health’s product lines, and expanded customer service capabilities. The Romania operation has already brought considerable opportunities to the region with the office employing a current staff of forty, and which is expected to grow to over a hundred by the end of 2017.
The appointment of Adina Tapalaga as Vice President of Global Services optimizes operational performance, customer support and service in this emerging market, and augments the bandwidth of the global business. As an experienced IT operations leader, Adina has more than 25 years of consulting, business development and software experience in the European financial and technology sectors. Prior to joining CRF Health, she served as General Director of SCC Services Romania, and has held various IT and management positions for Romanian Commercial Bank, gaining insight into the rigors of working in a highly-regulated industry.
“Romania is recognized as a growing market for clinical trials and technology, and this official opening of our facility confirms CRF Health’s commitment to offer global customers a more extensive range of services, as well as regionalized support from dedicated customer teams,” comments Rachael Wyllie, CEO, CRF Health. “Romania has a rich talent pool of highly skilled professionals who contribute immensely to our goal of achieving better clinical trials data and helping to simplify the path to approval for life-changing medicines.”
The new investment in the region has been welcomed by Mayor of Iași, Mihai Chirica, “I am delighted that CRF Health has selected Iași as the location for its new base in Romania. The region has become a hub for many global companies and this investment brings great opportunity to our growing region.”