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Summary

A seasoned bio-engineer with 27 year international experience in SMEs' management, business development, marketing and sales in Life Science industries (Pharma, Plant Health, biotech,…). Expertise gained in multi-faceted business environments ranging from big blue-chip multinational companies, biotechnology “start-up's”, leading agricultural cooperative to freelance biotech/pharma business development consultancy. Specific know-how in life science market developments and in the setting-up and in the financial early consolidation of biotech subsidiaries and start-ups. Extensive proven-track record of contract negotiations and contract closures. Multinational and varied contact network quickly mobilizable. AWEX certified Life Sciences Export Expert (Wallonia Export Agency, Belgium) Work and residency in: U-K, Ivory-Coast, Hungary, France and Belgium.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Vice-President Commercial Activities
    Since July 2014
    Root Lines Technology is a CMO, Contract Manufacturing Organization using its RhizoProt (bioreactors-based transgenics plant roots) platform to produce high-value biomolecules (peptides, proteines, antigens, mAbies,...) for the Life Science indutries.

  • President and Business Development Manager- Part-Time
    Since July 2011
    Root Lines Technology is a CMO, Contract Manufacturing Organization using its RhizoProt (bioreactors-based transgenics plant roots) platform to produce high-value biomolecules (peptides, proteines, antigens, mAbies,...) for the Life Science indutries.

  • Biotech Consultant - Part-time
    Since January 2011

  • Freelance biotech consultant
    Since January 2002
    Business consulting advise to biotech start-ups, spin-offs and SME. Customer List: ProteomTech Inc, US, Allied Biotech Inc, US, Novexin, UK, White-Biotech, UK, Key-DP, NL, Labage, B, Progenosis, B, Trinean, B, Arisgen, CH, BioXpr, B, Progenus, B, Artialis,B. Certificated Biotech Export Expert by the AWEX since 2008(Wallonia Agency for Export)

  • Biotech Consultant
    Since January 2002
    Business consulting advise to biotech start-ups, spin-offs and SME. Customer List: ProteomTech Inc, US, Allied Biotech Inc, US, Novexin/Espedeon, UK, White-Biotech, UK, Key-DP, NL, Labage, B, Progenosis, B, Trinean, B, StratiCell, B; Arisgen, CH, BioXpr, B, Root Lines Technology, F, Progenus, B; Artialis, B. Certificated Biotech Export Expert by the AWEX since 2008(Wallonia Agency for Export)

Past Experience

  • Business Development and Commercial Director
    January 2009 --- July 2010

  • CEO France Subsidiary
    January 2000 --- December 2000

  • Director after-Sale service, order entry
    January 1998 --- December 1998

  • Commercial Director
    January 1996 --- December 1997

  • CEO Hungarian subsidiary
    January 1993 --- December 1995

  • Area Manager Francophone West and Central Africa
    September 1988 --- December 1992

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyLifesciencessciencemolecular biologyImmunologyBusiness DevelopmentStart-upsBiochemistryAgricultureManagement Consulting

Education

  • Certificate in Molecualr abd Cellular Biology in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Facultés universitaires 'Notre-Dame de la Paix' in 2000
  • Post graduate certificate in Advance Company Management from Finance and Economics in 2000
  • Master in Plant Molecular biology from Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux in 1986

Area / Region

Jambes, Namur, Belgique

Others

Driving License
  • Yes