Quintiles wins 2016 Leadership Excellence Award

Quintiles received the Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs award for the global deployment of its Leadership Key Talent Initiative, a program that was in fact piloted in India in 2014-15 to apply a new approach for identifying and developing key leadership talent


Quintiles, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical services company, has been awarded the HR.com 2016 Leadership Excellence Award for innovation in deployment of leadership programs.

As per Quintiles, HR.com is the largest global social networking and resource site for HR professionals, is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for over 250,000 members. For more than 33 years, they have identified and recognized the top organizations that develop their leaders. This year’s awards had more than 4,500 companies apply with 600,000 people voting on their programs to provide the most comprehensive ratings ever produced.

As part of the Quintiles’ global growth strategy, ‘Leadership Key Talent Initiative’ program identifies key talent who demonstrate high levels of three distinguishing attributes;

  • Aspiration to rise to senior roles;
  • Ability to be effective in more responsible and senior roles; and
  • Engagement to commit to the organization and remain in challenging roles.

Acting Quintiles Chief Human Resources Officer, Lisa van Capelle mentioned, “We are so honored and proud to be recognized for our Leadership Key Talent initiative. Quintiles’ executives earn their leadership every day by giving back. They roll up their sleeves to do the work of sharing knowledge, teaching and equipping others who are going to take the company forward. It is about leaders teaching new leaders.”

“Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today’s business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business or a large corporation,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of HR.com. “Programs recognized in the leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders.”