LONDON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Marken Ltd., a
leading life sciences supply chain management organization, today
announced the appointment of Christopher
O’Connell as their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective
August 1, 2011.
Mr. O’Connell joins Marken with more than 20 years experience in
the laboratory manufacturing and distribution services,
construction and public accounting industries. He most recently
worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President of Finance
for the Customer Channels Group, a multi-billion dollar,
multi-national laboratory distribution and services group.
Thermo Fisher serves pharmaceutical and biotech companies,
hospitals, clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research
institutions and government agencies and has a portfolio of over
Mr. O’Connell also served Fisher in various roles which involved
the development of the company’s portfolio strategies, acquisitions
and integration of new companies, management of shared service
functions as well as having full income statement responsibilities
across multiple business lines.
“Chris’ business insight, combined with his extensive financial
leadership, acquisition integration expertise and pharmaceutical
services and supplies familiarity at Thermo Fisher, make him an
excellent addition to our executive leadership team. Our business
expansion strategies will benefit enormously from Chris’s
background and leadership qualities.” said Wes
Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer of Marken.
Mr. O’Connell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from
Siena College and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Founded in 1980, Marken is focused on supporting
life science companies by managing their clinical supply chain and