Meet our people

Argint was founded in 2006 by Agnes Pinnel (CEO) and Steve Dobbin (COO).  Both Agnes and Steve have more than 20 years of industry experience.  Prior to founding Argint Agnes and Steve managed large international research programs while based in Europe, USA and Asia-Pac.  This deep understanding of international standards and quality expectations makes Argint unique amongst CROs in the region. 

Our people are our most precious resource.  Argint employs the very highest caliber people and our focus on training and development ensure we deliver outstanding work and add value to our clients.  We have an exceptional team of clinical project managers and regulatory experts, all of whom are committed to helping our clients run successful studies.

Our team consists of very highly educated research professionals, including:

  • 15 MDs (various specialisations)
  • 13 pharmacists
  • 21 life scientists

All are fluent in English and multiple other European languages. 

Executives

Agnes Pinnel

CEO and Co-Founder

Agnes obtained her Masters degree in Biology from Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany in 1995 and has worked in the clinical research industry since 1996, managing trials throughout Europe. Prior to founding Argint International, Agnes established the regional office for ICON Clinical Research in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in 2003 and was Regional Director until her departure in 2006.

Steve Dobbin

COO and Co-Founder

Steve obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Warwick in the UK in 1989. Steve has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1991. During his career Steve has been based in the UK, US and Australia. Prior to founding Argint International Steve successfully managed many large multi-national trials conducted in more than 20 countries throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Senior Management

Eeva Laitinen

Director Clinical Research, Head of Clinical Operations

Eeva has more than 20 years of industry experience and has led Argint's clinical operations team since 2011.  Eeva was previously the head of the Regional Operations Group at Actelion Pharmaceuticals in Basel for 7 years and prior to that worked within project management at one of the large global CROs.  Eeva is a Registered Nurse and has a postgraduate degree in medical and surgical care and is fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish languages.

Eva Halaszi MD

Director of Clinical and Regulatory Compliance, Head of Regulatory

Dr Halaszi is a qualified Medical doctor, with 18 years of industry experience.  In the past 12 years Dr Halaszi has personally supervised more than 600 ’Initial Requests for Authorisation of Clinical Studies’ to Competent Authorities in Europe. Dr Halaszi ensures all dossiers delivered to Competent Authorities and Ethics Committes are complete and contain the highest quality of documentation possible.  Dr Halaszi is fluent in Hungarian, Romanian, English and has a basic of understanding of Russian, Bulgarian and French languages.

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