Michael Culme-Seymour has been appointed vice president of Marken’s Asia Pacific Region, effective October 14, 2013. Mr. Culme-Seymour will be responsible for clinical logistics across Marken's seven branches in Singapore, Australia, India, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.
Mr. Culme-Seymour has 22 years of logistics experience with airlines, express couriers and major post companies in Singapore, Zurich and London. Most recently he was owner of Fischer Road Express Pte Ltd., a private company specializing in life science logistics. Prior to that, Mr. Culme-Seymour held senior positions with Singapore-based consulting firms, Deutsche Post Global Mail, DHL Global Mail, Swiss Cargo, DHL Express and International Bonded Couriers.
"We are delighted to welcome Michael Culme-Seymour to Marken," said Wes Wheeler, Marken's chief executive officer, "Michael brings extensive and practical expertise and leadership to our growing Asia Pacific region. We have spent the past two years making significant investments in the region, particularly India, China, Japan and Korea, which add to our already solid position in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. We see significant growth potential in the APAC region due to the shifts in clinical trial recruitment, the continued search for treatment-naive patients, the opening of China as a source of patients and the explosive growth of biosimilar drugs being sourced from these countries. Michael will work to expand Marken's growing presence in the region and contribute very well to our strategic plans."