May 18th, 2021

Sharp, a leading provider of pharmaceutical packaging and clinical services, has appointed Robert O’Beirn as SVP and Managing Director of its global Clinical Services business.

Robert O’Beirn
SVP & MD Sharp Clinical & Sharp Europe

Mr O’Beirn joined UDG Healthcare ten years ago as senior legal counsel, later becoming Director of Corporate Development focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions.  In early 2019 he joined the Sharp Senior Leadership team, serving as Managing Director of Sharp’s European Commercial Packaging business, as well as heading Strategy and M&A for the division.

Commenting on the appointment, Kevin Orfan, Sharp’s President said:

This is an exciting time for Sharp Clinical, as we look to add new capabilities to build upon our existing integrated clinical services portfolio.  Robert brings extensive experience and a broad and unique industry perspective to the Clinical business, which will be essential to the realization of our long-term vision.

The Clinical Services industry has undergone significant challenges over the last 18 months and we are witnessing a real acceleration in the adoption of new technology to support more complex supply chains,” said Mr. O’Beirn. “I look forward to working with our clients to leverage the expertise and experience of our clinical services team in addressing these emerging opportunities.

Mr. O’Beirn will continue to serve as the head of Sharp’s European Packaging business, in addition to his new leadership role in Clinical Services.