TNS Healthcare hired Ceri Thomas as EVP, global accounts, anew position. He is charged with leading TNS’s global account organization inpartnering with key pharmaceutical and biotech clients around the world.

Thomas spent 18 years with Pfizer, most recently asdirector, team leader, European brand analytics, delivering analytics, marketresearch and competitive intelligence across the firm’s European brand teamsand senior management.

“Having walked in our customers’ shoes, I have a fullunderstanding of the challenges and opportunities they face—and the highstandards of service they require from their partners to succeed in today’scompetitive market,” Thomas said in a statement.

He has held a number of positions with Pfizer’s UK division,having begun his pharma career at Beecham Pharmaceuticals.