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more than 25 years of experience in national and international account management and Business Development in Diagnostics and Biotechnology (Food, pharma and Chemistry), with a strong network in these fields. ambition: lead start up companies to maturity. specialties: account management, Business Development in relation with Product Development, networking, biobased economy, Biotechnology, Medical Microbiology


Current Experience

  • Business Development Manager

    Since October 2013
    Business Development in the biobased economy, from biomass to end product helping companies with upscaling. contract services for companies working on new value chains from biomass to products in Chemistry, Food and pharma. Business development in the biobased economy, from biomass to end product helping companies with upscaling. Contract Services for companies working on new value chains from biomass to products in chemistry, food and pharma.

Past Experience

  • Business Development Director

    October 2012 --- October 2013

    acting CEO, responsible for daily managent of microdish team (7 people). development of new business with the unique culture chip of microdish. the microdish culture chip is versatile, allows rapid changing of culture medium, working with difficult organisms and is highly suitable for imaging and recovery from target microcolonies.

  • Business Development Manager Biobased Economy

    January 2011 --- September 2012
    Business Development in the biobased economy, from biomass to end product helping companies with Innovation. contract Research projects with companies working on new value chains from biomass instead of oil derived products.

  • General manager

    June 2000 --- December 2011

  • Business Development Manager

    June 2007 --- January 2011
    Business Development Manager for the biobased economy. linking applicable knowledge of tno to speed up Innovation at the companies worldwide in the field of Biotechnology and biobased economy.

  • Account Manager - Life Sciences

    January 2001 --- January 2007
    Sales of Diagnostic systems including Disposables, service with 5-year contracts

  • Sales manager

    January 1999 --- January 2001
    Business Development of contract Research for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies.

  • Account Manager - Life Sciences

    January 1994 --- January 1999
    Sales of Diagnostic equipment and consumables for laboratories of Hospitals in Clinical Chemistry an Medical Microbiology.

  • Sales representative

    January 1991 --- January 1994
    equipment Sales for Microbiology and molecular biology to universities, Hospitals and companies.


Self Assessment :
CommunicativeFlexibilityOptimismTrustService orientedResult OrientedProblem solvingInterest in knowledgeApproachability


LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyAccount ManagementChemistryMicrobiologyDiagnosticsR&DLife SciencesNew Business DevelopmentLifesciencesHardware DiagnosticsBusiness DevelopmentStart-upsProduct developmentGenomicsoncologyLaboratorymolecular biologyscienceTechnology transferInfectious diseasesPharmaceutical IndustryCommercializationChromatographyGood Laboratory Practice (GLP)Medical DevicesDrug DiscoveryBiopharmaceuticalsBiochemistryBiofuelsImmunology

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
business developmentSalesbiotechnologybiobasedmedical microbiologyindustrial biotechnology


  • in from Mount Everest, Advanced School of Business in 1999
  • B.Sc. in Microbiology from Hogeschool van Hall Larenstein Velp in 1989
  • Bachelor in Microbiology from HLO in 1989

Training and Certification

  • EdX TU Delft Biobased course in 2015 Certification


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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager Business Development Manager CEO Export Business Manager General Manager Manager Managing Director Marketing Manager Product Manager Sales Manager
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    80-100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Didam, Nederland


Driving License
  • Yes


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