Dr Jürgen Harter - CEO
Jürgen joined the CCDC in July 2018 as Chief Executive Officer, bringing with him two decades worth of experience within life sciences, information technology and business. His executive leadership expertise is extensive, paired with commercial acumen, a strong technical background and broad business skills, gained in organisations such as Horizon Discovery, Exco InTouch, PerkinElmer Informatics, CambridgeSoft, Abcam and Biowisdom. He holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Cambridge (Prof. S.V. Ley) and carried out his postdoctoral research at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics (Prof. R.C. Glen, and Prof. P. Murray-Rust). He cares passionately about digital transformation, big data, knowledge management, automation, scientific and business intelligence. He has successfully delivered many complex solutions and projects (ERP / CRM / ELN / LIMS / mHealth platforms) spanning a range of business functions on an enterprise-wide level, and has worked with most of the Top 20 pharmaceutical companies. He has a wide global network in the biotech, pharma and chemical industry sectors. This is combined with many active links to information management and software development companies. Leading the CCDC, Jürgen is keen to drive excellence in people, science and data quality. He likes to push value engineering, continuously raise automation levels, utilise transformative and innovative technologies - all to the CCDC’s and its communities advantage and for the creation of further value and growth.