SOURCE: Kantar Health

Kantar Health

May 05, 2011 10:06 ET

Kantar Health's Anne Laprade Honored as 2011 HBA Rising Star

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Anne LaPrade, R.Ph., Account Director at Kantar Health, a leading healthcare-focused global consultancy and marketing insights company, was honored today as an industry Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) at its 2011 Woman of the Year luncheon in New York.

As Account Director in the Commercial Development practice, Ms. LaPrade is responsible for ensuring that her clients receive the maximum benefit from engaging Kantar Health's global consulting services. In her client-facing role, she is responsible for understanding the specific business needs of her clients and ensuring they obtain the support they need. Ms. LaPrade's activities provide direct support for strategy development, market access, epidemiology and forecasting, business development and other major client requirements in the increasingly complex healthcare marketplace.

"Through challenges with deadlines and clients, Anne remains highly professional, operating smoothly and ensuring client expectations are fulfilled," says Ian Hicks, Senior Vice President in Kantar Health's Commercial Development practice. "Her 'can-do' attitude makes her a trusted advisor to the client and her Kantar Health colleagues, leading her to be sought after for insight, opinion and comment."

Ms. LaPrade has over 20 years of direct pharmaceutical industry experience spanning research and development, operations, strategic planning, global commercialization, marketing, sales operations, and regulatory. Her experience spans several pharmaceutical companies, including the predecessors of Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and AstraZeneca. Ms LaPrade has been involved in new product development launches from the research and development side all the way through to sales planning, training, and launch. Ms. LaPrade has an extensive background in strategic planning, forecasting, and project management. Ms. LaPrade received her Pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

About HBA
The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, founded in 1977, as a global organization dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. With 14 chapters and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Europe, the HBA has over 5,000 individual members and over 130 Corporate Partners. It is widely recognized as the catalyst for the leadership development of women in healthcare worldwide. For more information, visit

About Kantar Health (
As experts in pharmaceutical and biotechnology consulting and market research, Kantar Health offers unique insights and products that deliver proven results for marketing insights, brand marketing, business development and health economics and outcomes professionals, including:

  • The greatest breadth and depth of epidemiology information in the world, spanning patient-reported outcomes and patient care by country, therapy area, specialist -- or whatever combination of data you require
  • Unmatched experience in the complex oncology market that encompasses business development, clinical management, emerging technologies, marketing and sales, payers and providers, reimbursement and strategic and product planning
  • A unique global source of KOLs for multiple therapy areas

Kantar Health's team combines doctorate-level scientific expertise with strong business know-how, ensuring that solutions are both evidence-based and commercially focused. By uniting industry leaders MattsonJack, TNS Healthcare, Consumer Health Sciences and Ziment, we offer a wide range of expertise in emerging as well as established markets, spanning the product life cycle from product portfolio management to licensing, market access to brand and reputation management, detailing to clinical research, patient outcomes and sales force effectiveness to health and safety. And as part of WPP, the largest marketing agency in the world, Kantar Health can leverage the power of the global group with shared offline and online research methodologies but remain culturally specific and nimble. Kantar Health focuses on getting you the best return.

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