More than 25 years experience in pharmaceutical industry.
Now, for more than 6 years in bio-tech (pharma) industry, and more specific in orphan drugs.
Introducing an innovative drug, to the specialists (mainly hematology and nephrology) in University and non-university hospitals.
Focus on providing scientific/medical information, building a solid network of effective and trustful relationships and increasing disease and diagnostic awareness with targeted accounts.
My communication- and presentation skills are effective and my interpersonal skills and ability to network are excellent.
I am a responsible person, love to learn and take care of people. I am a team player.
I have a high interest in scientific knowlegde and have a patient oriented attitude.
Regional Account ManagerFlanders (Belgium North)
Since June 2009
Started in June 2009 with introducing the first terminal complement inhibitor (Eculizumab) to the hematologists for a rare disease: Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH).
Since 2013 the same drug is also introduced to nephrologists to treat another orphan disease: atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS).
My high interest in scientific knowledge and my excellent interpersonal skills and ability to network helped me in a successful launch of this orphan drug into the market. I organised a lot of meetings in and outside hospitals, conducted screening projects, participated in national and international congresses. I educate physicians on those rare diseases and help them to create access to the drug for patients who are suffering from those ultra-rare diseases.
Key Account Manager Respiratory Flanders, BelgiumMarch 2009 --- June 2009
Specialists in charge: pneumologists
development and implementation of an action plan for peripheral chest physicians through working constructively with Key Opinion Leaders and Regional Opinion Leaders
organizing and participating in regional advisory board meetings
Senior Medical Representative in Hospital Medicine Flanders, BelgiumDecember 1997 --- January 2009
Consultant Customer Satisfaction Flanders, BelgiumJune 1996 --- November 1997
Product Specialist Oncology Flanders, BelgiumFebruary 1994 --- May 1996
Medical Sales Representative Flandre Orientale, BelgiumFebruary 1988 --- January 1994
Clinical Psychologist Flandre Orientale, BelgiumJuly 1987 --- January 1988
PerspectiveInterest in knowledgeIndependenceDependabilityOrganizationDiligence
OptimismApproachabilitySociabilityInterest in knowledgeAuthenticityCharmDiligenceOrganizationSelf-disciplineIndependenceAssertiveness
HematologyBiotechnologyInfectious diseasesUnderstand how results translate to practiceInterpret clinical trial resultsGastroenterologyInternal medicineNephrologyQuality of Life (QoL) outcomes
HematologyFrenchTeamworkBiotechnologyQuality of Life (QoL) outcomesUnderstand how results translate to practiceInterpret clinical trial resultsInfectious diseasesInternal medicineNephrologyNeurologyMedical oncology Gastroenterology
Skills and Expertise
Answer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Interact with physiciansAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyApprove the supply of formulated drug to outside clinicians who wish to conduct human studies
Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Interact with physiciansRead medical literature to maintain current awareness and knowledge
Master in Clinical Psychology in Adolescents and Children from University of Brussels in 1987
Training and Certification
Insights Discovery, Zenith Training in 2014 Training
Introduction to Monitoring Clinical Trials, Kasa Consult in 2008 Training
Relationship Management, R&S Management Consultancy in 2006 Training
Winning Account Strategies in 2011 Certification
Communication skills,High Impact Communication, Chetochine in 2005 Certification
Marketing Management, EHSAL in 1993 Certification
Master in Clinical Psychology in 1987 Certification