Friday 23 March 2018

Singapore-born Dr John Climax (63) turned his Sandyford-based Icon into one of the world's biggest clinical trial companies, floating it on Nasdaq in 1998.

The Foxrock entrepreneur sold €70m worth of shares when he stepped down as CEO in 2009 but still has a 2.2pc stake worth €79m. Shares performed strongly last year. He's starting out again with DS Pharma, which develops cures for icky skin diseases.

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