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Capabilities: Governement healthcare reimbursement and expenditure advise on and evaluation of work incapacity and medical sick leave control of health care expenditure advising belgian governement on reimbursement of existing and new medicines Medical Affairs Support global product launch, including KOL strategy and management, global advisory boards, training programs and materials, investigator initiated study programs, set up and line management of Medical Science Liaison team, publication planning, etc. Marketing & commercial Global and local product launches, product portfolio analysis, multidisciplinary product development team leadership, Business unit expertise including line management of product managers and medical representatives, commercial assessment of internal and external (BD) product opportunities, etc. Medical Practice Licensed Family Physician, Electrocardiography, Medical examiner for glider pilots Specialties: Physician Specialist in Pharmaceutical Medicine Licensed in General Medicine


Current Experience

  • adviserend geneesheer
    Since January 2010
    Advising on and Control of health care spending and long-term sick leave, member of the Belgian governement advising comittee on the reimbursement of medicines (CTG/CRM at RIZIV/INAMI)

Past Experience

  • Director New Product Planning CNS
    January 2005 --- January 2010
    Strategic driver in multidisciplinary teams for new CNS compounds in clinical development a.o. in Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer Disease; in preclinical research and for licensing-in candidates.

  • Global Brand Manager CNS
    January 2002 --- January 2004
    International marketing of a new anti-epileptic drug (Keppra®), premarketing of new indications.

  • International Medical Advisor CNS
    January 2000 --- January 2002
    International medical marketing to support launch of a new anti-epileptic drug (Keppra®). Set up of Investigator Initiated Studies program and European Medical Science Liaison team.

  • Business Unit Manager CNS
    January 1985 --- January 2000
    Creation of the Business Unit Organization Promotion of existing products and launch of new medicines in the field of Neuropsychiatry (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia). Launch of 2 innovative drugs: Exelon® for the treatment of Alzheimer's and Comtan® for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Responsible for a team of Specialist Medical Representatives and Product Managers.

  • Physician
    January 1984 --- November 1985
    Full time independent practice in Leuven 1984-1985 Currently Licensed in General Medicine Medical examiner for glider pilots


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingCritical thinkingEfficiencyIndependenceInterest in knowledgeResult Oriented


Self Assessment :
CNSBusiness IntelligenceBusiness DevelopmentBusiness StrategyCancerCommercializationCompetitive AnalysisCross-functional team leadershipDue DiligenceElectrocardiogram (ECG)EndocrinologyFamily practiceGastroenterologyGlobal MarketingHealthcare ReimbursementImmunologyKOL managementMarketing StrategyMedical affairsNeurologyNeuroscienceNew Business DevelopmentoncologyProduct managementProduct MarketingProject PlanningProject Portfolio ManagementPublic HealthPsychiatrySchizophreniaStrategyStrategic Planning
LinkedIn Assessment :
EpilepsyMultiple sclerosisProduct launchNeurologyInternal medicineMedical affairsStrategyMedicineHospital SalesPharmaceutical IndustryClinical DevelopmentRheumatologyHealthcareGastroenterologyClinical researchoncologyTherapeutic AreasBiotechnologyNeuroscienceClinical trialsGlobal MarketingPharmaceutical salesMarket accessLife SciencesDrug DevelopmentDiabetesCardiology


  • MD in Medicine from University of Leuven in 1985


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Full Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Lier, België


Driving License
  • Yes