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Summary

Brand and Disease Area Strategy focused on Medical Affairs Medical Education and Training to Improve patient care; Clinical Trials Corporate Social Responsibility Specialties: Clinical neurologist Medical Affairs Clinical Research

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Head of EU Medical Managers Seizure Freedom
    Since December 2015
    1. People management: The European Medical Head epilepsy builds & leads the team of 8 EU based Medical Managers focused on Epilepsy/Neurology. 2. Foster collaboration: collaboration with its direct counterpart, the EU Marketing Head Vimpat, as well as with the Medical therapeutic Area Heads, Medical excellence, Market Access and the entire EU medical leadership team. 3. Strategic leadership: ensure alignment of global and EU/local strategy. 4. Strategic execution: maintain key interactions with medical practice representatives within the PVU, the missions and ensure alignment and implementation of global and EU/local projects/deliverables. 5. Excel as a project lead for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives Rwanda: ensure startup, execution and oversight of capacity building projects, including a doctoral thesis, follow-up on awareness campains

Past Experience

  • Specific Needs for Specific Patients Lead
    April 2015 --- December 2015
    The Seizure Freedom Mission is part of the Neurology Patient Value Unit. The mission is composed of several cross-functional teams, aiming to deliver solutions with impact to patients 1. Based on patient needs and insights specific to elderly, women of child bearing age and paediatric patients, we drive a the strategy focused on creating patient value, aligning commercial and medical plans across regions and overseing strategic implementation and execution 2. Contribute as a medical affairs expert to Benefit Risk Teams and Global Labelling Committee 3. co-create a data generation strategy for the focused patient groups and ensure translation from data to science and science to solutions: A. pregnancy related outcomes data , B. clinical outcome data in pediatric and C. elderly HEOR and clinical trial data. 4. Excel as a project lead for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives Rwanda: ensure startup, execution and oversight of capacity building projects, including a doctoral thesis, follow-up on awareness campains

  • Assoc Med Dir, DREAM Mission, VIMPAT PST
    April 2013 --- April 2015
    The VIMPAT Patient Solutions Team (PST) was a product specific global team, subdivided in project specific missions. In a mission focused on monotherapy and early add-on monotherapy, my responsabilities included: 1. ensuring optimal medical strategy, aligned with global brand strategy, its implementation across regions and execution in US and EU 2. contribute as a core member of Benefit Risk Team and Labelling Committee 3. contribute to cross-functional development of brand strategy across all layers of the organisation 4. lead Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives Rwanda 5. as a Medical lead, build bridges between different medical affairs members across the organisation 6. Champion the franchise Competitive Intelligence Key achievements: 1. Successful medical launch planning and execution for monotherapy in US 2. succesfull strategic execution of medical plans in EU, including aligned publication of clinical trial results, focusing on business needs 3. Expansion and upscaling of CSR activities in Rwanda with a focus on capacity building and education, increasing reach to patients with epilepsy

  • Associate Director Global Medical Affairs Epilepsy
    October 2012 --- April 2013
    In the epilepsy disease area, I'm responsable for - for project management, content, review and sign-off of scientific symposia at congresses, booth content, standalone medical education events - project management of development of internal training materials, including slide decks and e-training - review and approval of medical and marketing material - responsable for HCP network analysis and KOL development In the Parkinson's disease area, as part of the product lifecycle management, I am responsible for - ensuring strategic alignment of the product profile for medical and commercial - clinical guidance to the medical and commercial teams - for strategic alI'm involved in the clinical development of a compound in Phase II. Within the UCB corporate social responsibility, I provide medical and scientific support to educational programs in Subsaharan Africa as a member of the project team.

  • Global Medical Manager CNS
    February 2012 --- October 2012
    As a Global Medical Manager I'm responsible - for project overview, content, review and sign-off of scientific symposia at congresses, booth content, standalone medical education events - for medical education activities such as internal and external research - for internal training materials I am responsible for medical and scientific guidance for the life-cycle management and a clinical development of a compound in Phase II. Finally, as a neurologist, I also provide medical and scientific support to clinical practice and educational programs in a corporate social responsibility project. As a clinical project manager, I completed an observational study in Belgium in Aug 2012 with successful recruitment, enabling maintenance of market access in Belgium.

  • Medical Advisor CNS Belgium
    August 2008 --- January 2012
    As a Medical Advisor, I was responsible for - provide appropriate strategic and operational input into franchise objectives - Ensuring optimal market access for CNS products in collaboration with Market Access Manager - Offering cross functional support for Sales Department - Maintaining good working relationships with KOLs - Supporting patient centric initiatives, compassionate use and medical need programs roll-out of local risk management plan - Preparing, designing, setting up, initiating and executing a local clinical trial

  • Resident in neurology
    August 2007 --- July 2008
    Resident in Neurology; in- and outpatient care; neurophysiologic examination

  • Resident in neurology
    August 2005 --- July 2007
    Resident in Neurology; in- and outpatient care; neurophysiologic examination

  • Teacher
    September 2005 --- June 2007
    Neuro-anatomy

  • Resident in neurology
    August 2003 --- July 2005
    Resident in Neurology; in- and outpatient care

Personality

BrightOwl Assessment :
Anger commandSelf-confidenceReaction to stressIndependencePerspectiveCuriosityIndividualityAdaptabilityAuthenticityKindnessDependabilityEfficiency
Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingResponsibilityResiliencyResult Oriented

Knowledge

BrightOwl Assessment :
NeurologyLife SciencesHealthcareBusiness StrategyStrategyInnovation ManagementBudget ManagementCommunication SkillsMedicinePharmaceutical IndustryProblem SolvingTeam LeadershipTeam Management
LinkedIn Assessment :
HealthcareNeurologyEpilepsyTraining SkillsstrokeMedical EducationTrainingClinical researchClinical trialsPharmaceutical IndustryMedical affairsMedicineClinical DevelopmentRegulatory affairsStrategypharmacologyCentral Nervous SystemLifesciencesCorporate Social ResponsibilityNeuroscienceMarket accessLife SciencesInfectious diseases

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Analytical skills Interpret dataAdjust processes and methodsAdvise on strategyCoachCommunicationCoordinationlifescienceManage budgetsNegotiationPlan work to meet objectives and deadlinesSolve problems

Education

  • DPharmed in Post-graduate in Pharmaceutical Medicine from Université libre de Bruxelles in 2011
  • Master in Medicine from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2003
  • Bachelor in Medicine in Medicine from Universiteit Hasselt in 1999
  • secondary school in Latin - Mathematics (8h) from Sint-Jozef College Turnhout in 1996

Training and Certification

  • leadership training accelerate in 2016 Certification
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine in 2012 Certification
  • Board certified Neurologist in 2008 Certification
  • Medical Doctor in 2003 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Full Proficiency
Self Assessment:
Dutch
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Full Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 2 Days
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • Yes