Samir Shah

President, Strategic Solutions at ICON


Mr. Samir Shah is President of Strategic Solutions. Prior to joining ICON he was Executive Vice President of PRA’s Strategic Solutions Division and Global Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Shah has more than 25 years of industry experience. At PRA Health Sciences, Mr. Shah was responsible for each units global operations, strategy, and business functions. He joined the (legacy) RPS organisation at its inception in 2000 before it was acquired by PRA Health Sciences in 2013. Mr. Shah is one of the key pioneers and a leader in the development and maturation of the embedded sourcing model and has specific expertise in transformation models in the biopharmaceutical life science space including strategic sourcing, change management, and optimising effective governance and operating structures. Prior to joining PRA Health Sciences, Mr. Shah held various positions across clinical operations and business enablement in the biopharmaceutical industry at US Bioscience and Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and in the CRO sector at Theorem Clinical Research (formerly BioPharm/IBAH Clinical Services) and Parexel. In addition, Mr. Shah also served as a Research Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in the Department of Psychiatry. Mr. Shah has a BS degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.


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