Yoh Narimatsu is the new president and chief executive officer of Quintiles Transnational Japan. He assumed the position on April 1.

Quintiles Japan is part of RTP-based Quintiles, an international contract research organization.

Narimatsu was president and country general manager of Agilent Technologies before taking the Quintiles post. He replaces Mikihiko Obayashi, who will remain with the company as vice chairman.

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