TAMPA, FL-Pilgrim Software , a global provider of enterprise risk, compliance and quality management (ERCQM) software solutions, has appointed Thierry Durand to the role of CEO and a director of Pilgrim’s executive board. Durand succeeds Pilgrim Software co-founder Ami Utji as CEO.

With three decades of experience and leadership in driving global growth and shareholder value within the software industry, Durand will steer Pilgrim Software into a new era of product and market expansion. Under Durand, Pilgrim will fortify its position as leader in ERCQM throughout North America and expand its presence globally, as well as lead the launch of innovative new products to help life science companies meet their quality, regulatory, and compliance needs.