On the 1st of October, Eric Converse assumed the executive leadership from Tommy Johansson, who has been with AMRA since its establishment and will continue as an owner of the company.
“After guiding AMRA to become the dynamic, international digital health company it is today, I have concluded that it is time for me to slow down. Eric’s expertise across our main markets in both Europe and the US will prove invaluable in the years ahead. He is an experienced and daring leader with a reputation for nurturing talented teams to their full potential, and I am very enthusiastic to hand over the leadership of AMRA to him. I would like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues, our collaborators, and our partners for seven fantastic years,” says Tommy Johansson.
Multiple CEO roles
Before joining AMRA, Converse spent three years as President and CEO of VirtualScopics, an Imaging Contract Research Organization (iCRO). Most recently, Converse has been working with large pharmaceutical companies on potential and current investments and projects focused on real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE). In addition to a specialty in uniting international teams to meet and exceed customer requirements, Converse has over 15 years of further experience holding multiple CEO roles and Board positions across a variety of companies and industries in the US and Europe.
“Tommy is leaving AMRA with a strong foundation and many excellent partnerships in place. The opportunities that lie ahead are enormous. I am thrilled to be taking the helm and further accelerating the innovation and execution of the business plan. While we look to further grow into high-potential markets such as the US, we will continue to maintain AMRA’s Swedish roots and core values of hard work and consideration. The exceptional team in place will continue to provide the base from which the business will grow as a prominent international health innovator. I fully believe that the company’s offering is going to change the health landscape for the better and I can’t wait to get started,” said Eric Converse.
What attracted you about the job?
“I was initially attracted by the chance to build on my success as the CEO of VirtualScopics, where we were able to increase sales by 4-fold during my tenure. Once I met the management team and the employees, it became less about my ambition and more about what this technology will actually do for global health and how I can help make that happen,” says Eric Converse.
Read the whole interview with Eric Converse in our upcoming issue of Nordic Life Science magazine and learn more about AMRA’s journey so far and what lies ahead. Sign up for a subscription now!