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I’m a highly driven person who likes to share her experiences, skills, vision, ideas and energy with others.


As foretaste on my resume, here a few of my specialties in a nutshell:

  • Doctor of Science (Chemistry)
  • International experience in the life sciences industry for more than 18 years
  • Worked in a Pharma, CRO and Central Laboratory environment
  • Drug, device and companion diagnostic development experience
  • Extensive project management experience
  • Extensive people management experience 
    • leadership and coaching of multicultural teams
    • 1st and 2nd line management experience
    • experience as trainer
  • Thinking strategic, analytic and problem solving
  • Strong communication skills and active listening skills
  • Explicit preference for planning and organization and taking initiative
  • Budget planning
  • Eye for quality


Current Experience

  • Associate Director of Operations, Europe
    Since August 2010
    Supervising clinical trials and providing leadership in the delivery of service to clients. Overseeing the work done by the project management, monitoring and data management teams (> 35 staff) with direct and 2nd line management responsibility. Being responsible for establishing operating policies & procedures related to project management, worldwide. Member of the European Management Team : Metrics and Financials

Past Experience

  • Associate Director Global Clinical Research
    August 2004 --- June 2010
    Clinical Trial Leader and Global Trial Manager for compounds in development for HIV and Hepatitis C International Operational Management Clinical Trials - Responsible for Phase III trials (TMC278, VX950) - Coaching for Phase III trials (TMC278, VX950)

  • Training Manager
    January 2003 --- August 2004
    Training Manager with experience in - line management - providing training to Project Managers and Monitors - organizing and giving ICH-GCP training - organizing all kinds of job-related training, soft skill training, languages training - developing workshops to train Monitors and Project Managers for the ACRP certification exam - developing an advanced clinical research course - developing a training database to evaluate training per person - selecting external parties - managing the training budget - the applicable guidelines regarding the conduct of a clinical trial - ICH-GCP helpdesk

  • Senior Project Manager (PM)
    December 1998 --- January 2003
    As “Project Manager” experience in the following activities: - oct/2001 – 31/dec/2002: “Clinical Trial Leader” at Tibotec (phase I and II TMC125 compound) - line management - follow-up in US two international studies (HIV, VIRCO), in several sites spread over the US East coast - set-up and follow-up of an international study in CNS in Europe for an American Sponsor - responsible for internal/external communication - preparing study documents and reports - coaching of the study team - follow-up of study timelines - budget evaluation

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    March 1997 --- December 1998
    Follow-up in Belgium of a national study (cardiology, phase III) in several centers Follow-up in the US of two international studies (HIV, VIRCO ), in several sites spread over the East US coast

  • Data Reviewer
    October 1996 --- March 1997
    As data reviewer, I was involved in the full scope of review activities related to Clinical Trials (o.a Loviride, Risperdal,...)

  • Part-time Assistant (Chemistry)
    January 1993 --- September 1996
    In parallel with my PhD, I provided laboratory sessions to students.


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityInterest in knowledgeOptimismPerspectiveProactivityProblem solvingSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineService orientedStrategic thinkingTrustWillingness to compromiseAttention to detailInnovative thinkingIndependenceAnalytical thinkingApproachabilityAssertivenessAuthenticityCollaborationCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingDependabilityDiligenceEfficiencyFlexibilityResiliency


LinkedIn Assessment :
oncologyClinical monitoringBiotechnologyDrug DevelopmentGCPCROCardiologyData ManagementHematologyClinical trialsClinical DevelopmentICH-GCPpeople managementSituational LeadershipStrategic Leadershiphighly drivenquality mindedMulticultural Sensitivity/AwarenessStrategic PlanningProblem SolvingOrganizational EffectivenessInternational Project ManagementIntercultural CommunicationCrisis CommunicationsPeople-orientedOperations ManagementWritten & Oral Presentation SkillsProcess improvementCustomer OrientedClinical researchPharmaceutical IndustryEDCCTMSInfectious diseasesSOP


  • Teacher degree in Chemistry from University of Antwerp in 1997
  • Doctor of Sciences in Chemistry from University of Antwerp in 1996
  • Licentiate (cfr Master degree) in Chemistry from University of Antwerp in 1992


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Area / Region

Antwerpen, België


Driving License
  • Yes