Dr. Harley Simon | Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President Client Relations
Dr. Harley 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.
As CMO and Executive Vice President, Client Relations, Dr. Simon is responsible for leading and generating value within Clintec’s strategic partnerships with its pharmaceutical and biotech clients. He handles both full global programme outsourcing as well as global Functional Outsourcing assignments.
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, and Asia Pacific 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. This was in addition to a team of over 400 diverse employees across more than 16 countries.
Dr. Simon obtained his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Simon was a practicing physician specializing in Psychiatry in London, England.