GGA Software Services, a provider of outsourced scientific informatics services to the life sciences industry, has announced the appointment of Stephen Yemm as vice president of business development, Europe.
Bringing more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the laboratory data management and software solutions field, Yemm will be responsible for all new business development activities for GGA in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Prior to joining GGA, Yemm was a founding managing director at systems integrator Vialis AG, where he established the company's Northern European subsidiary. Previously, he served as director of strategic account management at Symyx Technologies, where he was responsible for establishing global account strategy and for managing key European pharmaceutical accounts.
In addition, Yemm has served as executive director of the global accounts programme at CambridgeSoft, European field director at IDBS, and UK country manager at NuGenesis Technologies. He also has direct experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked as a medicinal chemist for Boots Pharmaceuticals for several years in the early 1980s. He holds a BSc Degree with Honours in Applied Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University.
‘I am delighted to join GGA and to play a key role in the company's growth,’ said Stephen Yemm. ‘GGA has the potential to become the world's leading outsourcing vendor in the scientific informatics field and I look forward to helping GGA achieve that objective.’