Fountain Medical Development Limited (“Fountain Medical” or “Company”), a clinical service CRO dedicated to offering high-quality one-stop services to Pharmaceutical and Medical Device clients, announced today that Mr. Ling Zhen, J.D., M.B.A., is appointed as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Zhen has over 25 years of professional experience in CRO and life science industry both in China and the US. Most recently, Mr. Zhen served as a Partner at Draper Dragon Venture Group, where he focused on biopharmaceutical and medical technology investments. Prior to that, Mr. Zhen spent over 12 years at IQVIA (previously known as Quintiles) where he served as a global Senior Vice President and the General Manager of Greater China. During this period, he helped drive expansion and transformed IQVIA China into the market leader through innovative solutions and strategic growth in the region.
Prior to IQVIA and Quintiles, Mr. Zhen also worked in business development, portfolio management, and strategic consulting at world-leading companies including Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and Ernst &Young. In the US. Mr. Zhen holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Law School of North Carolina Central University, and is a licensed attorney.
“With the appointment of Mr. Ling Zhen as the Co-Chairman and CEO, Fountain Medical will be able to speed up its global expansion and strategic buildup, allowing us to better serve our existing and future clientele. His hands-on experience and strategic insight related to the CRO sector make him the ideal leader to transform Fountain Medical into a leading global full-service CRO,” said Dr. Dan Zhang, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the Company.
“I feel very privileged to join Fountain Medical during this exciting time, where drug development and clinical research are undergoing transformational changes across China and rest of the world,” said Mr. Zhen. “I look forward to working closely with Fountain Medical’s management team and shareholders, and developing a high-caliber team that delivers high-quality services, to help our customers accelerate the development of truly innovative therapies around the world.”
About Fountain Medical Development Limited
Fountain Medical Development Limited is a clinical CRO dedicated to offering high-quality full development services to pharmaceutical and medical device clients. Some of these services include clinical operations, data management and biostatistics, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, medical affairs and clinical monitoring. Since it was founded in 2007, Fountain Medical has established major delivery centers across China, US, Europe, Japan, India, and Philippines. It now has over 1,700 employees globally, with a strong and growing clinical operations team across 55 cities in mainland China.
Fountain Medical announced its $62 mm Series D round financing in late 2019. The investment was led by Goldman Sachs, with Lilly Asia Ventures as co-investor.