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LINK Medical appoints prestigious HR director to develop the industry’s most competent CRO team

OSLO, Norway, September 09, 2019– LINK Medical, the Northern European clinical research organization (CRO) has today announced the appointment of Marte Fjelle as Director of Human Resources. Marte will begin her Oslo-based position on October 1stand will lead the company’s HR efforts across all Northern European offices. She will work to attract, develop and maintain a highly competent CRO team by implementing robust development plans for all company employees from 2020 and onwards. Marte’s work will strengthen LINK Medical’s ongoing commitment to being a strategic partner to clients, delivering meaningful quality and value to every project. The ability to retain top talent will also allow customers to depend on stable workflows in complex projects that span multiple years.


Marte has longstanding experience in the field of HR, focusing on personal and career development. She joins LINK Medical after 6 years as an HR Director at AbbVie, where she worked tirelessly to create an attractive environment for recruiting and retaining employees. Through implementation of employee surveys and workshops, her contributions led to improved feedback and reduced turnover. AbbVie was awarded 1stplace in the Great Place to Work rankings in 2014, 2017 and 2018.


“Marte’s appointment will lead to tangible benefits for our clients,” said Torkild Stenbock, COO at LINK Medical. “Our company is successful because of the people that work here, and we have therefore recruited one of the best people in the industry to lead our HR department. Her plans to continually develop our competent team with the most up-to-date skills will ensure that our clients can tap into the very best resources available in the industry.”


I am very excited to begin my new role as Director of Human Resources and to meet the many employees around Northern Europe,” said Marte Fjelle. “I aim to contribute to the company’s continued sustainable growth and success through working with management to implement good people processes. A desire to develop is within human nature, and if you develop an individual’s skills, the company will develop alongside them.This will have a real impact on both employees and the customers they serve.”



About LINK Medical

LINK Medical is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) providing product development services for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries across Northern Europe. We offer a well-integrated local presence in the Nordics and Germany. Reaching from early phase development to post-marketing, we have over 170 employees providing expert guidance across every aspect of a project – all from ONE source. Our promise is to improve and accelerate your product development through transformative methods, active communication and optimal solutions. As a strategic partner, we provide expert competence and technology to enable evidence-based decision-making that supports the delivery of superior clinical outcomes.




Ola Gudmundsen: CEO, ola.gudmundsen[@]

Marte Fjelle: Director of Human Resources, marte.fjelle[@]

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