Meet Our Team
MEET OUR TEAM
Christophe Tournerie, MD
Dr. Tournerie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClinActis. He has more than 25 years of experience in clinical research in Europe and Asia Pacific including Japan, working with biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations.
After completion of his medical studies in Paris and various hospital assignments in France, Dr. Tournerie spent 3 years at the National Medical Research Institute in France in the field of drug development in anti-HIV products. His introduction to the pharmaceutical industry was as Medical Director in an American biotechnology company developing anti-HIV products. Then, he moved to a large global CRO, heading the Project management Department for South Europe, and then as Head of Operations in the Japan affiliate.
Later, Dr. Tournerie headed the Asian clinical research activity for a multi-national Pharmaceutical Company, based in Singapore.
More recently, Dr. Tournerie was Vice President Asia Pacific for a large global CRO, based in Singapore. During this assignment, Dr. Tournerie developed the business strategy for the region, successfully established and directed operations in 12 countries and built a highly professional team.
Sharon Ng joins ClinActis with more than 20 years of experience in health science and clinical research with 10 years project management and clinical monitoring experience in large global/multi-national studies (Phase I, II, III, IV) across Asia Pacific as well as line management of Project Managers, Clinical Research Associates & Project Specialist.
Sharon's therapeutic experience includes Oncology, CNS, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Diabetes. She also has 5 years’ experience in quality management roles, being responsible with updating and maintaining the Clinical Development Quality System, as well as involved in identifying and implementing initiatives relating to quality improvement at the project, client, department, or cross department level as well as being responsible for the maintenance of the training matrix for Clinical Development.
Senior Director, Clinical Operations
Sophia has over 15 years experience in clinical research. She has extensive expertise in clinical project management and line management, having led clinical operations teams in Korea for 7 years. Sophia has also spent more than 5 years playing a critical role in study start-up activities, from feasibility to site initiation, regulatory affairs, and clinical monitoring, for large global and multi-country Phase I to IV studies.
Sophia's therapeutic are experience is diverse, including but not limited to Oncology, CNS, Cardiovascular, Urology, OBGYN, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Respiratory, Diabetics, and Immunology.
Director Clinical Operations,
With over 20 years of experience living and working in the APAC region, Alex brings a wealth of unique knowledge, experience and cultural understanding to the ClinActis team.
Alex has a diverse background in market research, business development, and management consulting. His experience includes extensive work as a consultant for business development and strategic planning initiatives across the APAC region. Alex also has over 8 years of experience working with and consulting for biopharma companies.
Prior to joining ClinActis, Alex oversaw APAC Business Development activities for a full-service Australia-based CRO. As Director of Strategy and Business Development at ClinActis, Alex is responsible for developing and executing the firm's growth strategy as well as identifying new business opportunities in APAC and the US.
Director, Strategy and
Imen Jelassi, PharmD, MSc
Director, Strategic Relations EU
Imen Jelassi is pharmacist with 8 years experience and a good knowledge of the pharma sphere including pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, medical device companies and CROs. She has both scientific and sales background with a competency in Marketing.
She has significant experience in business development for both products and services and has initiated prospection activities in Europe and also in LATAM and Russia for her clients. She has performed Business Development activities for both human and veterinary products. Due to her skills and experience, she is able to target the right prospects for her clients based on her deep knowledge of the market and a focus on her client’s needs.
Imen past experiences include being a CRA who possess a good understanding of GCP, the conduct of clinical trials, the regulation and feasibility studies in Europe and the MENA region.
Imen also holds a master degree in health marketing and has the right competencies for conducting market studies, market intelligence, market access, competitor analysis, increasing brand exposure and multichannel marketing.
Imen is based in Paris, France and speaks 4 languages: English, French, German and Arabic.