Dr. Candace Kendle is the co-founder and former chairman and CEO of Kendle International Inc., a global clinical research organization that delivers a wide range of clinical development and clinical trial services to biopharmaceutical companies around the world. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company was acquired in 2011 by INC Research, LLC.
Dr. Kendle also is a founding member and past chairperson of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations and is recognized worldwide as a leader in the clinical research industry. She earned a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati, then completed post-doctoral training at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill.
Prior to founding Kendle International, Dr. Kendle held senior faculty positions at the University of North Carolina Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine; the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Kendle is a member of the Committee of 200, an organization of preeminent women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, and serves as a mentor for the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. For more than 10 years, she has served on the H.J. Heinz Company Board of Directors, where she sits on the Audit and Management Development & Compensation Committees.