Dr John Climax

Founder of ICON Clinical Research plc

John Climax, Ph.D. is a co-founder of ICON Clinical Research plc. He has over 25 years of experience in the clinical research industry globally. Dr Climax received his primary degree in pharmacy in 1977 from the University of Singapore, his masters in applied pharmacology in 1979 from the University of Wales and his Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology from the National University of Ireland in 1982. He has authored a significant number of papers and presentations. Dr Climax is an adjunct Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and Chairman of the Human Dignity Foundation, a Swiss based charity, as well as serving on the Board of some biotech companies. Dr Climax has previously held the positions of CEO and subsequently Executive Chairman of ICON plc. Since January 2010, Dr Climax serves on the ICON plc board as Chairman Emeritus. During 2010, Dr Climax founded DS Biopharma, a life sciences company focusing bioactive lipids. Dr. Climax is a named inventor on a number of patents.