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Summary

"Connecting the dots" is what I like the most: - setting up European technological networks - fostering international partnerships - boosting cross-fertilization between companies and research centers from different disciplines - being active on communication, media relations and public relations - being supportive on public affairs issues - supervising training dpt activities (strategy, management, public affairs) And delivering results. On time.

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Chairman of the Board
    Since April 2015
    CEBR is a network of biotechnology support professionals that support their local biocommunity through direct services including networking, incubation, partnering and cluster promotion. It is the first network of its kind to bring together about 50 biocommunities and Members will develop and implement new biotech support activities across Europe.

  • Chairman European Diagnostic Clusters Alliance
    Since October 2014
    Created in 2009, EDCA is an international non-for-profit international organization whose aim is to promote and develop collaborations between European diagnostics clusters in order to consolidate the competitiveness of their SMEs. Current members: BioWin (Wallonia/Belgium), Euromediag (France), Biocat (Spain), KraKow Life Sciences Cluster (Poland), Lyonbiopôle (France), Medicen (France), Uppsala Bio (Sweden), ZMDB (Germany), BioWales (UK). Together, these clusters gather 350 in vitro diagnostic companies (mainly SMEs) and 46 universities. More information on the EDCA site: http://www.edc-alliance.eu/

  • Deputy Managing Director
    Since April 2014
    in co-management with Sylvie Ponchaut, Head of R&D

  • Director, Communication & International Relations
    Since January 2007
    Head of the BioWin International Dept composed of: - 1 BioWin Representative Boston (USA) - 1 BioWin representative Shanghai (China) - 1 Technological Partnerships Developper - Europe - 1 Communication Assistant

Past Experience

  • Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee
    February 2012 --- April 2015
    CEBR is a network of biotechnology support professionals that support their local biocommunity through direct services including networking, incubation, partnering and cluster promotion. It is the first network of its kind to bring together about 50 biocommunities and Members will develop and implement new biotech support activities across Europe.

  • Directeur des Relations Publiques
    January 2003 --- January 2007

  • Head of Practice “Medical & Healthcare”
    January 2002 --- January 2003

  • Public Relations Manager
    January 2000 --- January 2002

  • Communication Manager
    January 1995 --- January 2000

  • Assistant Professor (Philosophy & Letters)
    January 1992 --- January 1994

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Sciences de la viemanagementBiotechnologieStratégieRelations internationalesRelations publiquesSecteur pharmaceutiqueLife SciencesFrançais

Education

  • Master in Journalisme et Communication from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1992
  • Master in Journalism and Communication from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1992

Area / Region

Rhode-Saint-Genèse, Belgium

Others

Driving License
  • No