ClinTec International Expands Executive Leadership Team With Appointment Of Dr. Harley Simon As Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President Client Relations

London, United Kingdom, January 12th, 2016 – ClinTec International has today announced the appointment of Dr. Harley Simon, MD, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) Client Relations. Dr. Simon is a physician registered in the UK and South Africa with almost 20 years experience in Clinical Medicine and Clinical Research. Prior to joining ClinTec, Dr Simon was an Executive Director of Clinical Research at Merck & Co and spent 14 years in management positions within this leading pharmaceutical company. Dr. Simon will report directly to ClinTec International's Founder and CEO, Dr. Rabinder Buttar.

Following on from another successful year of growth at ClinTec in 2015, the recruitment of Dr. Simon represents a further strengthening of ClinTec's Leadership Team and its support for the continued entrepreneurial growth of the organisation.

As CMO and Executive Vice President, Client Relations, Dr. Simon will be responsible for leading and generating value within ClinTec's strategic partnerships with its pharmaceutical and biotech clients, both in full global programme outsourcing as well as global Functional Outsourcing assignments.

"As we approach the 20th year of continuous global growth and development at ClinTec International, I am proud to enhance our senior leadership team with an enterprising and high calibre industry professional who is already familiar with, and respects, ClinTec's culture and values which will remain centre stage as we expand our business. Indeed, we are well positioned for the achievement of further global growth for our organisation and I look forward to Dr. Simon playing a key role in ClinTec's bright future" commented Dr. Rabinder Buttar, ClinTec International's Founder and CEO.

During his time at Merck, Dr. Simon served as Executive Director of Clinical Research and was responsible for the Eastern European, Middle East and Africa (EEMEA) and Asia Pacific (AP) Regions. This role included developing an overall strategy for the regions, as well as building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. He was responsible for directly supervising and leading a management team comprised of country and sub-regional leaders, Regional Operations Directors and Regional Support Managers, as well as a team of over 400 diverse employees across more than 16 countries.

"I am very excited at the prospect of joining ClinTec International. I have been interacting with this dynamic company for almost 10 years and have been extremely impressed by its innovative approach, flexibility, customer-centricity and professionalism", remarked Dr. Simon. "ClinTec's organic growth over the last decade has been remarkable, and I look forward to being part of the ongoing expansion in this challenging new role", he added.

About ClinTec International

ClinTec International is a global full service Contract Research Organization with a presence in over 50 developed and emerging countries. ClinTec provides innovative solutions to 7 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world, as well as to leading biotechnology and medical device firms. The company excels in conducting Phase I – IV clinical studies, supported by an experienced world class team of locally based clinical research professionals. Headquartered in the UK and going into its 20th year, ClinTec International is established in all markets in Europe, as well as North America, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific region. The company has deep expertise within Emerging Markets. Its fast, flexible and focused approach ensures quick and reliable results tailored to the global clinical research needs of its clients.

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