Eversana has named Sy Pretorius COO and president, Outsourced Solutions. Pretorius joins the organization from Parexel, where he was most recently president, clinical development and chief medical officer.

“Sy shares our commitment to transforming this sector,” said Eversana CEO Jim Lang in a statement. “His deep experiences and knowledge of clinical development, coupled with an unprecedented ability to lead large organizations, will shepherd our growth.”

Pretorius is a physician and has master’s degrees in pharmacology, business administration and drug development. He is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in the United Kingdom.