Pharm-Olam names new CEO, Dr. Robert Davie

Pharm-Olam appoints former Covance executive Robert Davie, Ph.D., as CEO to succeed David Grange and continue Pharm-Olam’s growth and support of clinical drug development as a premier CRO.

OCTOBER 9, 2019

Pharm-Olam, a global midsized CRO, today announced that the company’s board of directors has elected Robert Davie, Ph.D., as its new chief executive officer. Pharm-Olam provides full-service clinical development solutions for oncology-hematology, infectious disease, vaccines, and rare diseases.

Davie succeeds David Grange who has served as Pharm-Olam’s CEO since March 2017. Grange will remain a director and vice chairman of the company’s board and will continue to support the organization and its work in U.S. government-funded research, which is an expanding area of Pharm-Olam’s business.

“Rob Davie is a respected leader who has worked within the CRO industry for over 25 years. We look forward to his leadership and knowledge supporting the continued growth of Pharm-Olam,” said Zev Munk. M.D., founder and chairman of the board. “We also extend our sincere thanks to David Grange for his leadership over the past two-and-a-half years having transformed Pharm-Olam’s therapeutic focus while achieving record sales for 2018.”

Davie previously held critical roles within Covance, most recently as vice president and general manager of global clinical development. 

“Pharm-Olam presents a unique opportunity with an organization already positioned for continued expansion, and where I can leverage my expertise in scaling a CRO to achieve its accelerated growth strategy,” Davie said.

Grange expressed his appreciation to the Pharm-Olam team and the sponsors the company serves. “I am leaving them in excellent hands,” Grange said. “With Rob as its leader, Pharm-Olam will continue supporting our sponsors and helping them create a healthier world for the patients and treatments we research.”

About Pharm-Olam

Pharm-Olam is Helping Create a Healthier World as a global, midsized CRO that offers flexible, innovative, and highly personalized clinical solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life science companies. Our team is well-known for producing quality results with reduced risk, costs, and timelines in challenging international trials. Learn more about our full-service solutions, data protection services, and expertise in oncology, infectious diseases and vaccines, rare and orphan diseases, pediatrics, and general medicine at

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