Melissa Milani and Albert Siu / PAREXEL Academy
PAREXEL is a global clinical research and regulatory consulting and outsourcing company with the headquarters located in Waltham, Massachusetts, with more than 70 offices distributed over 50 countries.
Dr. Albert Siu is Vice President and General Manager of the PAREXEL Academy, a unit of Human Resources that manages the Learning and Leadership Development function for PAREXEL. This organization serves internal and external clients of PAREXEL.
In this current role, Dr. Siu manages the learning and development functions within PAREXEL including leadership and organizational development, learning technology applications, all functional training and the PAREXEL Academic Institute, an externally focused clinical and regulatory training organization and a degree granting institution offering a bachelor of science degree in Clinical Research Management.
Before joining PAREXEL, he was Vice President for Learning and Development at Boston Scientific, a global life sciences R&D and manufacturing company.
Dr. Siu was the Chief Learning Officer for AT&T from 1996 to 2002. In that role, Dr. Siu managed AT&T’s investments in learning and people development.
Before joining AT&T in 1994, Dr. Siu spent sixteen years with Hewlett-Packard, serving in a variety of business unit and corporate human resources leadership roles; including eight years in China and Hong Kong managing the human resources function for Hewlett-Packard’s China operations.
Dr. Siu earned a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate from Purdue University, both in counseling psychology. He retired (February, 2012) from serving as a member of the board of directors at Thrivent Financial, having served the full 14 year terms, and currently he is a director at Wittenberg University. He was a director (2009-2012) at the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and had served on ASTD’s Public Policy Council and the Awards Strategy Committee. In 2013, Dr. Siu was awarded the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Purdue University. He is currently residing with his family in the Boston area.
Melissa Milani is the Associate Director for the Learning Content Design & Development Team within PAREXEL Academy. This team consists of 3 managers and 13 instructional designers located in the US, Argentina and Germany. Their goal is to apply adult learning principles to design and develop best in class learning to maximize employee performance and achieve outstanding business results. They do this by working effectively within the PAREXEL Academy structure and designing learning that will not only achieve business results but engage the learner!
Prior to coming to PAREXEL, Melissa worked within the L&D department of Unum and previous to that, she was with Datex International supporting learning for their sales team. Before moving into Learning & Development Melissa began her professional career teaching communication at several Midwestern Colleges, including North Dakota State University, Concordia College, Minnesota State Moorhead, and The University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, and a master’s degree from North Dakota State University, both in communication. Melissa currently resides with her family in Nashua, NH.