Dr. Rabinder Buttar - President, Founder & CEO
Dr Rabinder Buttar is a highly successful British entrepreneur and the Founder, President and CEO of ClinTec International, a leading global clinical research organisation.
Dr Buttar received numerous business awards in 2010, including the Ernst & Young ‘Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year’, the Institute of Directors’ ‘Director of the Year for Glasgow & West of Scotland’. During 2010, Dr Buttar was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of West of Scotland for her 20 years contribution to life sciences. In 2009, Dr Buttar was named by Real Business as one of Britain’s 100 Most Entrepreneurial Women and was officially congratulated by the Scottish Parliament for contributing to the Scottish economy and building clinical research teams across the globe.
Dr Buttar’s clinical research experience spans more than two decades within major pharmaceutical companies and currently her own organisation, ClinTec. Dr Buttar has transformed ClinTec since its inception in 1997 into a universally respected clinical research organisation with a strong presence in emerging markets and global coverage of over 40 countries across 5 continents. ClinTec has received numerous recognitions, including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, awarded in April 2011. In 2010, ClinTec was ranked by Deloitte as number 27 of the top 100 fastest growing privately owned technology companies in Britain and number 226 out of the top 500 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Having previously obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry from Glasgow University, Dr Buttar then graduated with a PhD in Immunology in 1988 from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. She served for four years on the board of the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR UK), a key organisation in the UK for the education of clinical research professionals. Dr Buttar is also an Honorary Fellow of ICR UK, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a graduate in Management Studies from Reading University. Dr Buttar currently serves on the editorial advisory board of Scrip Clinical Research and the Journal of Clinical Studies.
Bobby Bal - Senior Director, Corporate Development
Bobby Bal joined ClinTec International after being a Management Consultant with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. At ClinTec, Bobby is responsible for core corporate management activity on a global basis, including market development, alliance management, new service development and investor relations. Bobby has led ClinTec into over 20 new markets since joining as well as leading the definition, development and governance of strategic outsourcing partnerships with several global pharmaceutical companies.
Bobby holds an MBA (with Distinction) from Manchester Business School, a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow and a Diploma in Integrated Product Development from the University of Strathclyde.
Gavin McKenzie - Finance Director
Gavin McKenzie joined ClinTec International as Finance Director in 2007 and is responsible for managing, not only the company’s day-to-day finances but also for creating a worldwide group financial structure. With over 13 year's experience in the UK finance sector, Gavin has worked in small and medium-sized enterprises to blue-chip billion dollar companies and has held the position of financial controller within the manufacturing, retail and financial services industries.
Garrath Read - Director, Global Business Development
Garrath joined ClinTec in 2007 as Business Development Manager with 10 years experience in the healthcare industry. After periods as a Business Development Manager and Associate Director, he was promoted into the position of Global Business Development Director. Garrath now heads up the international business development team with a focus on building and maintaining relationships and partnerships with pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO organisations.
Under Garrath’s leadership, the department has gone from strength to strength and continues to expand our customer base throughout the world.
Prior to joining ClinTec, Garrath was a Human Resources Manager for the National Health Service before moving to a healthcare consultancy as divisional manager where he developed a knowledge and understanding of the clinical sector. Garrath graduated from Strathclyde University in Scotland with an honours degree in Marketing and Industrial Relations.