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Current Experience

  • Director Clinical Program Management
    Since April 2012
    Global Development Operations Clinical Program Management Therapeutic Area lead for urology/nephrology. Line-management (in a matrix organization), people management and development of a group of global clinical program managers who are accountable for ensuring implementation and execution of the clinical development strategy at the global program level including alignment and oversight of clinical studies (e.g., timelines, resources, budget, etc.) across internal and external stakeholders. This includes phase Ib - IV and post approval commitment and observational studies in the fields of urology, uro-oncology, nephrology, pain, and infectious disease. Involvement in / lead global process improvement initiatives including business processes as well as processes that positively impact (global) collaboration and organizational cohesion.

Past Experience

  • Associate Director Clinical Program Management
    August 2010 --- April 2012

  • Associate Director Clinical Development
    July 2007 --- August 2010

  • Clinical Research Manager
    August 2005 --- June 2007
    Line-management (in a line structure), people management and development of a group of study managers and (in-house) CRAs of the clinical Oncology group (ad interim) and the Gastro Intestinal group who were responsible for monitoring and conducting EU / global studies. Involvment in (global) process improvement initiatives.

  • Study Manager
    February 2000 --- July 2005

  • Project Manager Women's Health business unit
    February 1999 --- August 2000

  • CRA and Sr CRA
    February 1996 --- February 1999

  • PHD Student
    January 1991 --- January 1995
    Thesis: Gonadotrophin Surge Inhibiting/ Attenuating Factor (GnSIF/GnSAF): purification and physiological aspects

  • PHD Student
    October 1992 --- November 1993

  • Research Fellow at Dept. of Neurofysiology
    May 1989 --- July 1991
    Research Fellow


LinkedIn Assessment :
Clinical DevelopmentClinical trialsClinical researchDrug DevelopmentGCPCROCTMSLine ManagementInfectious diseasesoncologyClinical monitoringPharmaceutical IndustryRegulatory submissionsClinical operationsMedical writingClinical Study DesignEndocrinologyICH-GCPUrologyProtocolSOPDermatologyProgram ManagementTherapeutic AreasPharmacovigilanceEDCMedical affairsClinical Data ManagementRegulatory affairsClinical pharmacologyINDVaccinesTranslational MedicinePharmacokineticsPeople Management & DevelopmentTrial ManagementMatrix ManagementSOP


  • in from INSEAD in 2013
  • Astellas Future Leaders Programme in from INSEAD in 2012
  • Ph.D. in Medical Pharmacology / Reproductive Neuroendocrinology from Leiden University in 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in from Rockefeller University in 1993
  • MSc, Biomedical Sciences in Medical Pharmacology from Universiteit Leiden in 1989
  • in from Christelijk Scholengemeenschap Rijswijk in 1984

Area / Region

Leiden, Netherlands


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