In addition Yury was responsible for driving strategic innovations, ensuring creative excellence and leading the R&D of emerging technologies in order to protect and grow market share for a multi-billion dollar product portfolio. Previous to this, Yury lead the pharmaceutical solutions practice for IBM Life Sciences working with top global pharmaceutical companies to develop and deliver solutions for R&D and Commercial operations. Yury has considerable experience working in and consulting to the pharmaceutical industry, strategic studies, new product and business development and manufacturing across the healthcare industry. Yury has over twenty years’ experience in pharmaceutical research and development both as a project team leader and group research manager. He has also worked in diagnostics and medical devices, and has been involved in the development and launch of world class drugs and diagnostic tests.