Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of Curia, John Ratliff is responsible for all areas of the business. He has a proven track record and more than 25 years of executive management experience. In January 2021, John was appointed chairman of the Curia board of directors.
Prior to joining Curia in December 2019, John served as chief executive officer of LabCorp’s drug development business, Covance. Previously he was president and CEO of HUYA Bioscience International. His healthcare industry experience also includes almost 10 years at Quintiles, the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services, where he served as chief financial officer before becoming president and chief operating officer. While at Quintiles, John also served as a member of the board of directors. Prior roles throughout his career include CFO at Acterna, a provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators, and positions of increasing responsibility during his 19-year tenure at IBM.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial and systems engineering, highest honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and an MBA from Duke University. He has been the chairman of the Association of Clinical Research Organizations. John serves on the Georgia Tech Georgia Tech advisory board of directors, and in 2017, he was appointed to the Georgia Tech’s Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni.