Senior Vice President, Global Project Management
Gaurav Sharma joined Premier Research in 2015 to lead the company’s project management activities in Europe, overseeing project delivery and governance. He has an extensive background in clinical research and pharmaceuticals and has held a wide range of positions in program management and operations.
Mr. Sharma sees his role, and Premier Research’s mission, as expediting the development of life-changing medicines. After working at larger CROs, he was drawn to the company by its people — “their commitment to helping customers and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure the quality that makes us worthy of the trust they place in us.”
“In a highly fragmented industry, we are one of a small group of organizations with the capability and expertise to conduct clinical trials and development projects on either a local or global basis.”
He came to Premier Research from ICON plc, where he was Director of Project Management for oncology and hematology. Prior to that, Mr. Sharma oversaw global research operations for PAREXEL, was Director of Global Operations at ClinTec International, and did project management consulting for GE Healthcare and Takeda Pharmaceuticals. He began his career as a Clinical Research Associate at Quintiles.
Mr. Sharma holds a Master of Pharmacy degree from Tamil Nadu Doctor M.G.R. Medical University and is a certified project management professional.