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Global Product Manager Medical Devices, with 5 years global experience in Blood Safety. I have led a crossfunctional teams of regulatory, science, engineering, clinical and sales to launch and achieve CE Marking of a new protocol on a medical device in blood safety. I have been fortunate enough to be working  over 15 years in highly multicultural environments. I offer a combination of a highly scientific career (10 + years in academia) with a business mindset and with a strong desire to grow and lead in an international corporation setting.


Current Experience

  • Global Product Manger Zaventem, Belgium
    Since September 2015

    • Marketing/Commercial lead for the Mirasol Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) for Whole Blood and Freeze Dried Plasma i.e. long term sales forcecasting, global voice of customer, market research, pricing strategy, go to market and business commercialization plans
    • Developing the strategic roadmap for blood safety
    • Develop Strategic Business Development Plans for Sub Saharan Africa

Past Experience

  • Global Associate Marketing Manager Pathogen Reduction Technologies (PRT) Zaventem, Belgium
    September 2013 --- August 2015

    • Responsible for strategic market management for the Mirasol PRT system for Whole Blood
    • Investigation of user needs for PRT in developing nations
    • Developing business/commercialization plans for Mirasol PRT system for Whole Blood
    • Global Launch of the Mirasol WB platform
    • Development of training materials surrounding PRT for the sales and implementation forces.

  • Global Product Support & Training Specialist Zaventem, Belgium
    February 2012 --- September 2013

    • Provide product support for the Mirasol PRT platform to customers and Terumo BCT associates
    • Creation and delivery of training materials for the Mirasol PRT platform
    • Responsible for validations of the Mirasol PRT platform
    • Presentation of the Mirasol PRT platform at scientific conferences
    • Development of competitive toolboxes
    • Level 3 (Master trainer) and technical service accreditation for the Mirasol PRT platform

  • Funding Consultant
    July 2011 --- December 2011

    • Writing and reviewing of European FP7 files targeting the FP7 Cooperation Program (specific themes: HEALTH and NMP)
    • Writing and reviewing of European FP7 files targeting the FP7 People Program (Marie Curie Actions, IIF and IEF)
    • Writing and reviewing of IWT (Flemish government) files, R&D (O&O) and SME (KMO) files

  • Research Fellow In Nanomedicine London, United Kingdom
    April 2008 --- June 2011

    • Scientific research towards the development and analysis (in vitro performance through cell culture, physiochemical characterization of constructs) of novel nanomaterials for drug delivery
    • Aided in writing of scientific grants (FP7 ERC project)
    • Lead author and co-authored 9 scientific publications and book chapters
    • Presentations at various scientific conferences (e.g. A.C.S)
    • Webmaster (
    • Mentoring and co-leading a team of Ph.D. and M.Sc. students 


Self Assessment :
ApproachabilityCritical thinkingStrategic thinkingFlexibilityProactivity


Self Assessment :
Product launch Medical devicesKOL managementDrugDrug DeliveryOrganic ChemistryCross-functional team leadershipMarket access
LinkedIn Assessment :
R&DMedical DevicesOrganic ChemistryCellNanoparticlesDrug DeliveryChromatographyScientific WritingTissue CultureOrganic SynthesisTechnology transferProduct developmentCross functional TeamsNMR spectroscopyCell CultureSubsidiesTeachingLife SciencesMarketing StrategyBiotechnologyCharacterizationCross-functional team leadershipmanagement

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop protocols Interpret data Interact with physicians Guide students Write papersDesign marketing advertismentsManage publication strategy of clinical trial resultsManage projects resourcesLiaise with research teamOral presentationOrganise meetingsObtain grants


  • Project Management in Project Management from Vlerick Business School in 2016
  • Management Acceleration Program in Management from Vlerick Business School in 2015
  • Strategic Business To Business Marketing Course in Marketing from Vlerick Business School in 2013
  • Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University in 2008
  • Applied Management Principles in Management from Purdue University - Krannert School of Management in 2003
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry - Organic Synthesis from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2001
  • in Wetenschappen-Wiskunde (Optie: 8uur) from OLV van Deinsbeke College Zottegem in 1997

Training and Certification

  • Crucial Conversations in 2014 Training
  • Languages

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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    12 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Account Manager - Life Sciences Medical Sales Representative Project Manager Product Manager Medical Science Liaison (MSL)
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Antwerp, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Ghent, Belgium London, United Kingdom The Hague, Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:


    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Ghent, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes