RIQI names Sarkar interim president and CEO

INDRA NEIL SARKAR has been named interim president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Insittute following the departure of Laura Adams. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND QUALITY INSTITUTE
INDRA NEIL SARKAR has been named interim president and CEO of the Rhode Island Quality Insittute following the departure of Laura Adams. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND QUALITY INSTITUTE

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Quality Institute has appointed Indra Neil Sarkar interim president and CEO, the organization announced Friday.

Sarkar currently serves as the director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Brown University. He started in the interim role at RIQI effective April 1. Sarkar succeeds Laura Adams, RIQI’s founder and former CEO.

RIQI’s board of directors said that it will conduct a national search for Adams’ permanent replacement.

“The board of directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Neil Sarkar as RIQI’s interim president and CEO. Neil comes with a wealth of knowledge on Rhode Island’s health care environment, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise in steering RIQI forward. We are grateful to Laura for the significant contribution to the state of Rhode Island over the past 17 years and wish her the very best,” said Diana Franchitto, chair of the RIQI board of directors.

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