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DIA Begins Transition to New Executive Leadership

HORSHAM, PA, USA — Dec 5, 2012

DIA announced today that Worldwide Executive Director Paul Pomerantz will be leaving effective March 3, 2013, to assume the position of CEO for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In the next three months, Mr. Pomerantz will work closely with DIA’s Board of Directors to execute a smooth transition that sustains the momentum the organization has achieved under his leadership.

“Paul has been an extraordinary executive director who will be sorely missed, but together we have built a strong foundation for continued growth,” said DIA President Dr. Ling Su. “We are committed to continuing the implementation of our strategic plan, which is bringing quality programs and services to our members and stakeholders globally. We thank Paul for his contributions and wish him the best of success in his new position.”

Under the leadership of Mr. Pomerantz, DIA has achieved rapid global expansion and significantly increased its stakeholder relationships—particularly among global health organizations, regulatory agencies and patient groups—driving its transformation into a world-class, knowledge-driven organization.

“This was a very difficult decision to make,” Mr. Pomerantz said. “The last three years have been among the most fulfilling of my professional career. I am proud of what we accomplished, and confident that DIA’s Board of Directors, staff and volunteers will continue our progress. My new position provides an exciting challenge to serve the needs of a leading medical association and its patients.”

The DIA Board of Directors will announce plans for the executive director search in January.





ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.

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