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Experienced Freelance Consultant, Medical Science Liaison. Project Management, Monitoring, Regulatory, Training, Feasibility ,..... Clinical Research expert Geographical experience Worldwide with particular focus on Emerging Markets in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Shareholder and CEO of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Clinical Research (EMEACR) and SD European Clinical Trials Consultants BVBA. Full Service CRO, Functional Service Provider and Consultancy company to develop Clinical Research in Emerging Markets(Middle East, Africa and Asia and LatAm) including the EMEACR Academy. Training program in Clinical Research. Our aim is to provide clinical research services in all Emerging countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia and LatAm. We work with own staff in those countries who can support with regulatory and operational activities. Countries actively covered are : All European countries either by own staff or freelancers. / Middle East : mainly UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman. In addition also Pakistan, Iran, Turkey / Asia : India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Combodja, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong. Africa : North-African countries and Sub-Saharaian countries with focus on : Ghana, Kenia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritius,etc.... LatAm coverage as well. Chairing, presenting and attending several congresses in Europe, Middle East and USA. Involved in discussion with many Ministeries of Health to streamline Clinical Trials approval timelines. - Since 2006 : own consultancy company and working as Senior CRA/Project Manager and Trainer on several projects. - Since 2010 focussing work on emerging markets and develop clinical research in those countries. - Professional member of the Institute of Clinical Research and member of BeCRO. - Expert in Emerging countries (Middle East, Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America) - Member of FlandersBio


Current Experience

  • Freelance Contractor Senior Regulatory Project Manager
    Since July 2014

  • Freelance Contractor Senior CRA
    Since May 2014
    Senior CRA for Belgium and Netherlands

  • Executive Director and Senior Consultant
    Since November 2013
    Responsible for Business Development of training portfolio provided by Innovara in Europe and Growing Markets. Those are tailored made Sales and Marketing trainings for Healthcare mainly. More information can be found on You can contact me for more information on Trainer for the following programs :(please contact me for more information) - Executive Coaching to Advance Medical Presentation Skills : ECAMP: Executive Coaching to Advance Medical Presentation Skill is the world's premiere program which intensively individualizes the development of the specialist's presentation skills through individualized, personal Executive Coaching. - Foundations for Medical Scientific Liaisons™ ("FMSL") : is an intensive 3 day open seminar covering key competencies and functions of Medical Scientific Liaisons (MSLs) with focus on functional competencies, communications and value-added skills that are essential to all MSLs. The purpose of this seminar is to provide a foundational understanding of the key activities, roles, responsibilities and requirements of the MSL, including how the MSL function works internally across the healthcare company and with external medical customers and organizations. - From Clinical Research to Publication : From Clinical Research to Publication (“CRP”) is an intensive, yet thoroughly enjoyable, practical 1.5 day workshop for medical professionals, that explores how to create an appropriate publication based upon the type of research that has been done. In addition, the program addresses decisions that must be made prior to commencing research, such as which form of research to do and types of publications most appropriate for such research. It gives important insights on how to create and submit an abstract, and also gives hands-on practice on to prepare and present a Poster.

  • Freelance Medical Science Liaison
    Since January 2012
    General: - Adhere to client corporate compliance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific presentations, and responses to unsolicited requests for information. - Maintain clinical, scientific, and technical expertise in specific therapeutic areas; review scientific journals, attend scientific and key technical meetings. - Represent the Medical Affairs organization to investigator community - Maintain ongoing long-term collaborative relationships with investigator and thought leader communities Clinical trial support: - Interact with client Medical Directors and their designees to determine and coordinate health care practitioner, researcher, and investigator activities.. Act as the conduit between external customers and the client Medical Directors. Customer/Investigator support: - Respond to and document unsolicited requests for information on client marketed products and products in clinical development - Represent client products at medical information exhibits during scientific symposia. - Facilitate investigator and thought leader interactions with client Medical Directors Commercial support: - Provide internal clinical input and training to Commercial functions within regulatory guidelines - Provide clinical and scientific support for Advisory Boards - Content development/scientific review of content and presentation materials, upon request And many more.....

  • Founder and CEO of EMEACR;Freelance Consultant
    Since November 2011
    Europe, Middle East & Africa/Asia Clinical Research (EMEACR) is a Full Service CRO providing clinical trial services to the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies in Europe, USA and Emerging Markets. EMEACR is headquartered in Dubai, UAE with an operational office in Belgium, headed by a management team with extensive experience within the clinical research environment. We are able to cover Worldwide studies from Phase 1-4 and also BEBA studies. Our mission at EMEACR, as leading CRO in Emerging Markets regions, we believe in developing clinical trials in Emerging Market region in addition to Europe, because it means better treatments and better access for patients in that region as well. We want to contribute in improving patients’ life, by helping and encouraging the pharmaceutical/biotech and medical device companies to develop their novel life saving drugs in the Emerging Markets. With EMEACR, Drug Discovery companies finally found a reliable CRO partner with which they can perform their clinical trials in those Emerging Markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia in addition to Europe. We can put in place an organization, thanks to our LOCAL and REGIONAL EXPERTISE, ensuring that patients remain the central point and that the study timelines are met. EMEACR was built with the spirit of being a reliable service provider. It means that our role is not only limited to execution, but we also advise and guide our clients on the best way to conduct their studies in those Emerging Markets, taking into account the local specificities. Our vision is to become the reference CRO specialized in conducting clinical research in Europe and Emerging Markets, offering state of the art quality services, and cost effective solutions. We strive to employ people with genuine expertise in the region and with a passion for excellence. We offer a dynamic and stimulating working environment; with good opportunities for career development in a growing, innovative company.

  • Freelance Trainer for EMEACR Academy
    Since July 2011
    Deliver high quality trainings in Clinical Research for several companies involved in training and e-learning modules. Please visit to discover more.

  • Member
    Since January 2010
    Active member of BeCRO

  • Shareholder
    Since January 2008
    Managing 3 game shops in Belgium with my wife who is taking the active CEO lead of those 3 shops located in Maasmechelen / Sint-Truiden and Lommel. Including Webshop soon.

  • Clinical Research Consultant/Manager
    Since January 2005
    Project Management/ Clinical Research Consultant in Belgium, Netherlands, France, UK, Switzerland and many more countries.

  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer & Freelance Consultant
    Since January 2005
    Experienced Clinical Research Consultant/Manager Experienced EU Regulatory submission Consultant. Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Switserland(French part), India. Interested in emerging countries clinical research(Middle East/Africa/AsiaPac and LatAm). Associate Trainer for Institute of Clinical Research

Past Experience

  • Freelance Senior CRA
    April 2013 --- December 2013
    Freelance CRA responsible for 3 studies in Belgium (2 Ophtalmology and 1 Urology). Responsibilities includes start-up of each study and submissions until approval and after initiate the sites and monitoring. ISO14055 Medical device trained and ICH-GCP trained on 31 Dec 2013.

  • Freelance Senior CRA / Study Start-Up Specialist
    April 2011 --- February 2013
    Freelance CRA working on several studies Phase1,2 and 3 in Belgium and The Netherlands. Study Start Up Specialist for Belgium and The Netherlands.

  • Outsourced Senior CRA
    May 2009 --- January 2010
    Senior CRA for France and Belgium on large Phase 3 prostate Cancer study

  • Senior Consultant
    October 2004 --- July 2009
    Lan line/Mobile phone/Internet/Electricity/Gas/Petrol/Alram supplier active in Belgium and other European countries. Would you like to work for this company and join my network then e-mail me or if you would like to receive an offer.

  • Global Trial Leader
    November 2008 --- June 2009
    Global Trial Leader on large phase 3 trial vaccines

  • Outsourced Embedded Project Manager
    July 2008 --- November 2008
    Phase 3/4 vaccine study. Project management and facilitator between sponsor and site in The Netherlands. Large scale(85000 subjects). Several locations(70). Assisting other GTL and CS in daily tasks.

  • Outsourced Senior CRA
    February 2006 --- September 2008
    Monitoring of Phase 3 cardiovascular study : Belgium,Netherlands, Switzerland Monitoring of Phase 3 IBD trial : Belgium and Netherlands Monitoring of phase 3 cardiovascular trial : France

  • Clinical Trial Consultant
    January 2004 --- January 2005
    Outsourced on several projects for Pfizer(Oncology), but also working on pain study, gastro, cardio, vaccines,etc.... for other companies

  • Sales & Marketing
    January 2000 --- January 2003
    Market laubnch of FDG in Belgium. Potential market assesment and sales of FDG in all PET centres in Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Start up radiochemical sales for Europe. Target was research and radiochemical research diagnostics and therapeutics. Successful setup of network from UK to Poland and from Sweden to Portugal. Portfolio of 50 clients for radiochemicals mainly Y-90 and I-123 but also other isotopes.

  • Outsourcing coordinator
    January 2000 --- January 2000

  • Project Manager
    January 1996 --- January 1999


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical Research ConsultancyEMEA RegionClinical trialsVaccinesRegulatory submissionsCROGCPClinical researchProblem SolvingClinical trial managementClinical monitoringICH-GCPInfectious diseasesClinical DevelopmentPharmaceuticalsClinicalCardiologyHealthcareMedical DevicesoncologyDermatologyMedical writingCTMSRegulatory affairsBiotechnologyClinical Data Management (CDM)GastroenterologyQuality Assurance (QA)InformCoachingprotocol developmentTeam BuildingStrategic PlanningPediatricsNew Business DevelopmentProcess improvementTraining & DevelopmentStaff TrainingTraining DeliveryEntrepreneurial SkillsAfricaMiddle EastPhase IStudy DesignElectronic Data Capture (EDC) Pharmaceutical IndustrySOPRegional Medical Science LiaisonPharmacovigilanceTherapeutic Areas


  • Master in Chemistry in Clinical Research from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1993
  • in 8u Mathematics from Sint-Jorisinstituut in 1990
  • in from Johannes Paulus II in 0

Training and Certification

  • Certified Trainer ECAMP Certification
  • MICR Certification

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