PRINCETON, N.J.—September 17, 2020. Certara, the global leader in biosimulation, today announced the appointment of Leif E. Pedersen as president of its software division, reporting to Chief Executive Officer William F. Feehery, PhD.
Mr. Pedersen is a seasoned software industry executive with more than 25 years of experience across a range of software categories. He was most recently senior operating partner at SymphonyAI, responsible for portfolio companies across healthcare, life sciences, industrial, and defense industries. Previously, Mr. Pedersen was chief executive officer of BIOVIA at Dassault Systèmes, a scientific software brand providing solutions for life and material sciences industries.
“We are pleased to welcome Leif to lead our software division,” said CEO William F. Feehery. “Through Leif’s customer-centric approach combined with his extensive experience in technology for scientific innovation, we are looking forward to continued growth of our software application portfolio and platforms.”
Previously Mr. Pedersen has held leadership positions at Siemens Corporation, Vignette Corporation, Novell Inc., Oracle Corporation, and CA Technologies.
“Certara is providing industry-leading biosimulation software through close collaboration with academia, biopharmaceutical customers, and industry experts,” said Mr. Pedersen. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to join an experienced and results-driven team focused on transforming drug discovery and development. Our software platforms help the biopharmaceutical industry to innovate, accelerate time-to-market, and improve patient outcomes.”