UK-based Chiltern International opened a new, larger office in Argentina, replacing the contract research organization’s (CRO’s) existing facility in that country. This is Chiltern’s fifth new office to open in the past year. The CRO opened offices in Hungary, Belgium, Scotland and Brazil in 2009.
The Buenos Aires office will be managed by Oscar Podesta, executive director, Latin America. Podesta said the expanded office complements Chiltern’s Sao Paulo, Brazil, office and will support growing client needs in Mexico, Chile, Peru and all of Latin America. The company gained the Brazil office as part of its acquisition of CRO Vigiun last spring.
“Chiltern’s opening of the Buenos Aires office in 2010 continues our globalization effort following the opening of four new offices in 2009,” said Chiltern CEO Glenn Kerkhof in a statement. “Chiltern’s strong presence in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the entire Latin American region demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality services globally.”