Jonathan Zung, PhD

President, Sponsor and CRO Programs


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Jonathan Zung, PhD assumed his role as President, Sponsor and CRO Programs in 2020. Jonathan is an experienced industry executive with more than 25 years of pharmaceutical development experience in oncology, immunology, cardiovascular disease and other major therapeutic areas. He has held executive leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services industries.

Most recently, Jonathan was group president, Clinical Development & Commercialization Services for Covance Drug Development where he led a global organization of over 8,000 employees in 60 countries spanning all phases of development (Phase I- IV), along with global market access services.

Prior to Covance Jonathan was vice president and head of Global Clinical Sciences and Operations at UCB, with responsibility for clinical operations, data management, statistical sciences, contracting, medical writing and operational excellence across the United States, Europe and Asia. Before joining UCB, he was vice president and head of Global Development Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he led a 1,400-person organization that managed clinical trials from Phase II through registration. He also held several positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Global Research and Development.

Jonathan is a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC). Previously, he served as chair of the TransCelerate BioPharma operations committee from 2013-2015 and served as a member of The Florida Institute of Technology Board of Trustees from 2010- 2016. He received his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida.