Independent Chairman of the BoardMr. Gerald P. Belle is Independent Chairman of the Board of PDI Inc. He joined us as a director in April 2008 and was the Chairman of the Board since June 2010. From 2004 until his retirement in November 2007 Mr. Belle served as Executive Chairman of Merial Ltd. a global animal health company that was a joint venture between SanofiAventis and Merck Co. Prior to that Mr. Belle served as President and Chief Executive Officer North America Pharmaceuticals for Aventis Inc. He retired after 35 years of service at Aventis and its predecessor companies. Mr. Belle formerly was chairman of the board of directors of Myrexis Inc. a biopharmaceutical company from February 2009 until February 2013. He was a member of the board of directors of Myriad Genetics Inc. a genetics diagnostic company from November 2007 through November 2009. Mr. Belle earned a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Xavier University in 1968 and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 1969. Mr. Belle has held senior leadership positions in companies in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. In addition his specific experiences qualifications and skills in the functions of sales sales management and general management in the United States operations in the United States Asia Europe and Canada and financial operations and administration led the Board to conclude that Mr. Belle should serve as a director of the Company.
Age: 68 Chairman Since 2010 MBABelle earned a B.S.B.A. in Marketing from Xavier University in 1968 and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University in 1969.