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Robert Chu

Founder & CEO, Embleema

Recognizing the considerable potential of technology to reposition the patient in the center of healthcare and advance evidence-based clinical research, Robert founded Embleema in 2017 after a distinguished career at IBM and IMS Health (now IQVIA).

Robert worked for IBM in Europe and the US for more than 15 years, serving in key technical and management positions such as global wireless solutions executive in the US and director of the telecommunications, media and utilities sector for IBM France. In June of 2007, Robert joined IMS Health France and served as the general manager of the affiliate in 2011. He then moved to Shanghai in China in 2013 to run the Asia Pacific and China operations for IMS Health. Robert was subsequently promoted in 2015 to senior vice president of global technology solutions, responsible for the management of a 1,400 employees and $800 million business, delivering SaaS solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industries globally.

Robert graduated with a master's degree in Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France in 1988 and obtained a master's degree in computer sciences shortly thereafter from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in 1990.


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