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Tech Company Boards Increasingly Appoint Female Members: Emerson and Infosys Follow Suit Featured

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Kendle International Co-Founder Joins Emerson's Board 

Candace Kendle, retired chairman and CEO of Kendle International, has been elected to diversified-technology company Emerson's board. Dr. Kendle co-founded Kendle International, a global clinical research organization that provides a wide range of services to the global biopharmaceutical industry. 

She served as its chairman and CEO from 1981 to 2011, growing Kendle International into a $450-million public company and a leader in its industry, prior to its acquisition by INC Research in 2011.

Infosys Technologies Announces Board Changes 

Infosys appointed Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as Directors. She is the Chairman & Managing Director of Biocon, a biotechnology company. She is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Recently, Economic Times placed her at India Inc's top 10 most powerful women CEO for the year 2012.

Her pioneering efforts in biotechnology have drawn global recognition both for Indian Industry and Biocon. 

Date Range: December 28th 2013 - February 6th 2014

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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