People In The News: Tracking The Latest Industry Personnel Moves
New top leadership at PPD and Promedior; Pfizer names new presidents at two business units; Former FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach and former HHS Secretary Thompson take on board of director roles. More personnel announcements in this month’s column.
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David Simmons, head of established products and emerging markets at Pfizer, has jumped ship to lead global CRO PPD Inc. Olivier Brandicourt, currently head of primary care at the big pharma, will take Simmons’ place.
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