Creabilis Expands Senior Management Team

22-Aug-2011 - Luxembourg

Creabilis SA announced the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of three experienced international pharmaexecutives. Alex Leech joins as Vice President, Head of Finance and Operations, James Sandy as Senior Vice President, Head of Development, and Peter Spargo as Senior Vice President for Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC).

Alex Leech was most recently Head of Operations at Solace Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to Solace, Alex worked for the Pfizer R&D organisation where he was Head of European Project Management and worked as part of a small team leading the restructuring of the company’s drug development capabilities. Alex has also held a number of operational and engineering management roles at Ford Motor Company. He holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sussex and an MBA from Henley Management College, UK.

James Sandy has over 25 years of pharmaceutical development R&D experience, most recently at Pfizer as Development Team Leader of Pfizer’s GI portfolio. During his career, James has held a number of senior management positions in the pharmaceutical sector and brought several products to market. James was also Head of Development Operations in Europe and Asia at Pfizer. Prior to working at Pfizer, James was Head of biometrics at Astra UK. He holds a BSc in Statistics from University of Sunderland and MPhil in Statistics & Outcomes Research from Imperial College London.

Dr Peter Spargohas been involved in pharmaceutical research and development throughout an international career spanning over 22 years. He was most recently at Novexel as SVP of CMC and played an important role in the company’s $500m acquisition by AstraZeneca in 2010. Previously, Peter was Head of Chemical Process R&D for Pfizer in Europe, where he also led a variety of multi-disciplinary human health development candidate project teams and was responsible for the company’s Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences Veterinary Medicines portfolio. He holds a PhD from University of Cambridge.

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