NEWS18 February 2022

Apollo Intelligence hires MRX veteran

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US – Apollo Intelligence has appointed veteran European market research executive Colin Turner-Kerr as managing director of its international operations.

Head shot of Colin Turner-Kerr

Turner-Kerr (pictured) will support the growth of Apollo in Europe, initially taking responsibility for the localisation of Apollo’s InCrowd brand. InCrowd is known for delivering real-time insights to the life sciences and healthcare industries and, as part of Apollo, now boasts one of the largest global communities of healthcare professionals.

As the pace of new therapeutic development quickens, the appointment of Turner-Kerr will help Apollo to meet strong local market demand for high-quality, global insights that are sourced quickly and efficiently, described by the company as “expediting the path to healthcare innovation”.

Based in London, Turner-Kerr brings more than 20 years of progressive senior leadership in market research technology, data and insights. Prior to joining Apollo, Turner-Kerr led the start-up and scale-up of the European arm of Critical Mix, a part of Reimagine Holdings before its acquisition by Dynata in early 2019. At Dynata, he served as managing director EMEA for the Dynata Solutions Group.

Turner-Kerr was also instrumental in the growth of Global Market Insite (GMI) in Europe before its acquisition by Lightspeed/Kantar. Most recently in a consulting capacity, he provided counsel and interim management services to various market research and research technology players. He began his career in market research at global, full-service research agency Mintel International Group.

“Apollo’s global strength helped us achieve a record Q4 and FY 2021 and we are continuing to invest heavily in the global infrastructure and capabilities of our commercial brands to better serve our universe of clients”, commented chief executive Daniel Fitzgerald.

“With Colin heading up Apollo for our European brands, we can rapidly meet the local research and operational needs of our clients and help them accelerate their innovation. Colin is a tremendously skilled addition to our senior team. He has a keen eye for opportunity and I expect him to make a significant impact in Europe.”