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More than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of clinical research and sales & marketing as sales representative, product manager, CRA, project manager, clinical operations/people manager and as pharmaceutical consultant and contractor. Specialties: - People management (clinical operations) - Project management of clinical trials - Feasibility assessments - Site selection, site initiation, monitoring and site close-out - Administrative support in clinical trials (e.g. submissions to accredited and local ethics committees and competent authority in the Netherlands) - Training (ICH-GCP, EuCTD, general monitoring training, soft skills, CRA training on the job, accompanied site visits) Experience in the following indication areas, ranging from phase I to IV: Oncology (Non-small cell lung cancer, Acute lymphatic leukemia in children, Chronic lymphatic leukemia, Breast cancer, Solid tumors, Melanoma, Prostate cancer), Cardiovascular (Hypertension, Hypertriglyceridemia, Treatment and prevention of deep venous thrombosis, Heart failure, Angina pectoris), Neurological (Traumatic Brain surgery), Gynaecological (anti-conceptives, Hormonal replacement therapy), Infectious diseases (Urine tract infection, Pneumonia, Sepsis), Pulmonary diseases (Asthma,), Nephrology/Urology (Erectile dysfunction, Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)). I have got excellent management, organizational and communicative skills on all levels; Proactivity and good crisis management are key words for me.


Current Experience

  • freelancer/consultant/contractor
    Since January 2006
    Freelance Clinical Research Company, covering all aspects of line management, project management, site management and monitoring of clinical trials (phase I-IV), providing QC/QA support, development/review of trial related documents, on the job training of CRA's, ICH-GCP training. Clients: - Trimedix - Covance - Bayer Netherlands - Bayer Belgium - Bayer Italy - Pharmanet - Mundipharma - Amgen - SB recruitment - Pfizer - Smelt - CRAcademy/DOCS (via Trimedix) - GCPcursus - Roche - Organon - Medac - Quintiles - Inventiv Health Clinical

Past Experience

  • Clinical Operations Manager
    January 1999 --- January 2005
    Responsible for the clinical operations team, existing of 10-15 CRAs, 2 CTAs, 3 StMs. In this position responsible for half a year performance review meetings, trainings for the group, internal and external (study) budget, contacts CROs, progress of all studies, assigning projects to people, hiring new people, review national and international processes, consultation with international colleagues etc.

  • Clinical Operations Manager
    January 1999 --- January 2005

  • Study Manager
    January 1997 --- January 1999
    Responsible for protocol writing, developping CRF and other study documents, study budget, European trial management. Indications: diabetes, urology. Phase III trials.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    January 1995 --- January 1997
    Responsible for site selection, site-initiation, monitoring, site close-out, site preparation for audits, study budgets. Indications: cardiovascular, oncology, urology, neurology. Phase II upto and including phase IV trials

  • Product Manager
    January 1995 --- August 1995
    Responsible for one cardiovascular and two oncological products. Responsible for reaching the planned target of these products by setting up a marketing campaign, train sales representatives in all 3 products, and other promotional activities within the planned budget.

  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
    January 1993 --- December 1994
    Responsible for the coordination of clinical trials on gynaecological, urological and cardiovascular areas, e.g. site selection, site initiation, monitoring, site close-out.

  • Rayon Manager
    April 1992 --- December 1992
    Responsible for sales in the region Leiden/Den Haag, with cardiovascular, gastroenterological and dermatological products


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical monitoringICH-GCPEDCClinical trialsClinical researchGCPTherapeutic AreasSOPClinical operationsCROCTMSPharmaceutical IndustryDiabetesoncology


  • in from University of Amsterdam in 1992
  • in from JFK in 0

Area / Region

Wilnis, Netherlands


Driving License
  • No