Jorgen was born and bred in Denmark and obtained his postgraduate degree in Statistics from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 1971. His career started in January 1970 as the first statistician at Geigy UK Ltd. Jorgen’s CRO experience includes five years with a Paris-based CRO prior to joining Quintiles in 1994.
From 2000 to 2003 he worked in ‘public health’ in Singapore as Director of the Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Research Unit (CTERU), the Ministry of Health. He was also responsible for creating disease registries for cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, renal disease and eye disease. While in Singapore he was a member of the National Medical Research Council, visiting scientist at the Centre for Drug Evaluation, and was Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. During 2003-2006 he was External Examiner, University of Hong Kong.
He returned to Quintiles in 2003 and joined the Centre for Statistics in Drug Development in 2006. As a statistical consultant, he advises on drug development plans, all aspects of clinical trial methodology and on building regulatory defense cases. He has extensive experience of Data Monitoring Committees and has been the Biostatistical voice on several R&D Due Diligence teams.
He is an honorary member of PSI (Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry which he founded in 1977 and became its first chairman) and ISCB (International Society for Clinical Biostatistics of which he was President 1992-94).