Parexel International Corp. has created a new, strategic leadership position of chief information officer and has appointed Christopher Rieder to the role. Managing the company's global information technology initiatives and worldwide IT leadership and staff, Mr. Rieder is responsible for accelerating the integration of technology solutions, information management and business processes to benefit Parexel's clients and worldwide employees.
Mr. Rieder has more than 20 years of IT experience in translating business objectives into technological requirements and managing global IT organizations in application development and implementation as well as system integration. Prior to joining Parexel, he was vice president of IT at Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he built a customer-centric IT division, determined IT strategy, and directed all corporate-wide IT initiatives. Previously, he held senior IT management positions at BRI International, a contract research organization, and at North American Vaccine, a provider of pediatric-based vaccines.