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Statement from DIA Board President

BEIJING, CHINA — Dec 5, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, DIA has announced that Worldwide Executive Director Paul Pomerantz will leave his position with DIA effective March 3, 2013. Paul has accepted a position as CEO for the American Society of Anesthesiologists based in Chicago and Washington, D.C. This is an exciting opportunity to lead an association of health care professionals that he felt he could not decline.

Paul’s leadership during his three years with DIA has laid the groundwork for our current and future success. Under his direction, we have achieved rapid global expansion and significantly increased our stakeholder relationships. DIA is becoming a world-class, knowledge-driven organization. We thank Paul for his service and wish him the best of success in his new position.
While Paul will be missed, we are confident in the ability of our Board of Directors, Global Management Team, and staff to manage a smooth transition and continue building on our 50-year history. We will soon start a search for the new executive director. I can assure you that the board and staff are committed to continuing our direction and programs in the service of our members and stakeholders. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any concerns.  

I thank you for your support and look forward to continuing to work with you.

Sincerely yours,

Ling Su, Ph.D.
President, DIA Board of Directors





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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