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20 years of experience in Innovation Management and Business Development in a complex and fast evolving Life Science Industry.

 PRACTICES: • Innovation, new Product Development and Project Management of small and large strategic and PP partnerships. • Financial analysis, budgeting and operational plan development and monitoring. • Business developer, technology transfer, strategic and competitive market analysis, business plans, license and term sheet drafting. • Entrepreneurial, 360° communicator, creative problem solving and pragmatic process definition and implementation, sharp focus on results. • International exposure (worked 6 years in USA + 5 years as part of a German group). • Worked in academic and corporate environments. Specialties: - Genomics and NGS technologies, microarray technologies, translational medicine - USP & DSP Process Development for Gene Therapy and Vaccines using SUT. - Bioinformatics and data analysis - Molecular imaging, biosensors - Immunology, cancer, molecular biology - Project and General Management - Financial analysis - Intellectual Property Management

Nobel Prize in Medicine - 2011 - Team Member. On October 3 2011, Bruce Beutler won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work carried at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute(HHMI) at UT Soutwestern. The press release ( cites as Key Publication the article in Science magazine for the research work that I co-authored. ____________________________________________________________________________


Current Experience

  • Business Developer Pharma US Gosselies, Charleroi, Belgium
    Since May 2017

    Sales of Precision medicine targeted patient enrolment and sample sourcing for pharma companies in US and EU. Rôle partly opperated out of US (Boston).

  • Owner
    Since January 2002
    Biotechnology consulting services

Past Experience

  • Bioprocess Department Director Brussels, Belgium
    May 2016 --- December 2016

  • Bioprocess Department Director
    May 2016 --- December 2016

    Lab management of Accelerator Development Service (PD) projects for Gene Therapy and Virus manufacturing. Managing a team of 10 people (5 direct reports). Reporting to Head of EMEA Bioprocess Services.

  • CEO
    April 2014 --- November 2016
    Capital increase with a new partner "MRC Technology", a British medical research charity and obtained a grant from the Walloon Region

  • Business Developer Life Sciences
    February 2010 --- June 2016
    Management of IP of the University of Liège by licensing to existing companies or through new spin-offs, companies.

  • Program Manager
    May 2006 --- December 2014

  • Investment Specialist - Intern
    March 2014 --- April 2014
    DRI Capital, through its managed funds, has purchased over 60 royalty streams from some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research institutions, universities and inventors. As a result of these transactions, DRI Capital, through its managed funds, owns royalties on some of the best-selling biopharmaceutical products in the world including Enbrel, Keytruda, Myozyme, Remicade, Sensipar, Simponi, Stelara, Tysabri and Zytiga among many others.

  • Director R&D
    January 2002 --- December 2006
    Eppendorf Array Technologies is a DNA and protein microarray research, development and production site in Belgium. EAT is part of the Eppendorf AG group (Hamburg)

  • Analyst - Biotechnology
    August 2001 --- January 2002
    Coverage Europe's public genomics companies - DeCode Genetics, MWG Biotech, Genset...

  • Chief Scientist - Genomics
    September 1999 --- July 2001

  • Chief Scientist
    September 1999 --- June 2001
    Genomics Department, Managing the genomics activities of the life science group.

  • Scientist Cambridge, Massachusetts, États-Unis
    August 1996 --- August 1999
    Genomics Department. Oncology program (Eli Lillly) Millennium Predictive Medicine

  • Postdoctoral fellow Dallas, Texas, États-Unis
    June 1993 --- July 1996
    On October 3 2011, Bruce Beutler won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work carried at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute(HHMI) at UT Soutwestern. The project was based on yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) technology expertise acquired during my Ph.D. in Belgium and introduced in Bruce Beutler's Lab


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityProactivityProblem solvingReaction to stressResiliencyCompetitivenessSelf-confidenceSelf-disciplineService orientedSociabilityStrategic thinkingCollaborationStrivingTrustPerspectiveCoordinationApproachabilityAuthenticityCuriosityDependabilityDiligenceCritical thinkingEfficiencyFlexibilityIndependenceCreative thinkingInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Medical devices Negotiation R&D Scientific writingActions and modes of action of drugs in the human speciesAllergy and immunologyAnimal ModelsAnimal trialAntibodiesBiochemistryBioinformaticsBiomarkersBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologyCancerChemistryContract negotiationCross-functional team leadershipData AnalysisDiabetesDiagnosticsDNADNA extractionDNA sequencingDrug development processEnglishFDAGeneticsGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Immunohistochemistry (IHC)ImmunologyIn VitroIn VivoInfectious diseasesInflammationIt skillsMedical DevicesMedical ImagingMedical oncology Microbiologymolecular biologyMolecular CloningNegotiationoncologyPCRpeople managementPeptidesPharmacogeneticsPharmacokineticsProject ManagementRT-PCRWriting Study Procedures and SOPs Lab scale batches Diabetes Cell biology Biostatistics Biochemistry Animal models
LinkedIn Assessment :
GenomicsGeneticsLife SciencesCancerDNA sequencingBiotechnologyComputational BiologyMedical DevicesBiomarkersBusiness StrategyImmunologyBioinformaticsmolecular biologyoncologyLifesciencesDNACommercializationProtein chemistryTechnology transferBiochemistryData AnalysisDrug DiscoveryCell biologyPharmaceutical Industry

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Liaise with doctorsLiaise with research teamlifescienceManage contractors Manage projects resourcesManage study budgetManage subject consent formmanaging a small teamManuscript preparationManuscript preparation and reviewManuscript reviewNegotiate budget Negotiate payment schedulesNegotiationObserve trends in dataObtain grantsOral presentationOrganise meetingsOrganise steering committeeOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Persuade clinicians to conduct clinical trialsPrepare final reportPrepare internal auditsPreparing referral lettersPresent at steering committeePresent data at congressPromotional materialsProvide benefit risk assessmentProvide input to process improvement initiativesProvide trainingPublication of articlesPublish scientific projectsRead medical literatureResearch at universitiesResolves queriesRespond to audit findingsReview data interpretationSelect contractors Select investigatorsScheduling trial visitsScreen patientsSolve problemsWritten presentationWriting regulatory documentsWrite statistical reportsWrite protocolsWrite papersWrite medical reportsWrite combined statistical and medical reportsWrite clinical evaluation reportsWork under specific instructionsVerify dataValidate dataTranslate clinical research concepts into specific objectives Analyze data Develop protocols Interact with physicians Molecular Diagnostics Interpret data Technology research Write papersAssign activitiesAdvise on medical perspectivesAdjust methodsAssess site feasibilityApprove queriesAttend investigator meetingBiomarker ResearchCoachCoach staff Control dataCollaborate with project teamCollaborate with principal investigator Receptor Pharmacology Guide students Report data Search literature on clinical trialsAdjust processes and methodsAlzheimerAnalyze proteinAssure medical qualityAttend seminarsAttend steering committeebudgeting of R&D activitiesCalculate trial timelinesCapture data on source documentsClinical data collectionCollaborate with medical teamCollect financial data from hospitalsCommunicate with investigatorConduct literature searchesConduct university research coordinating research projectsCreate economic parametersData analysisData miningDesign marketing advertismentsDesign protocolDirect co-workersDiscuss treatments with investigatorDocument data reporting systemsDocument employees training requirementsEvaluate physico-chemical data of lab scale/pilot scale batchesEvaluate protocolsExecute scientific projectsExtrapolate dataFacilitate sponsor monitoring visitsFeasibility analysis of proposed trial designFinancial administrationFinancial reportsFollow-up of external auditsFollow-up of internal auditsFollow-up of Quality Management System (QMS) processesForecasting of drug productForecasting of packaging workloadGeneral office managementGuide staffImplement Quality Management System (QMS)Identify investigatorsIndentify sitesInformed consent processInteract with CROsInteract with ethics committeeInteract with pharmacistsInteract with physiciansInteract with pre-clinical scientistsInterpret data


  • CEPAC in from Solvay Business School in 2008
  • Ph.D. in Chimie Biologique from Université libre de Bruxelles in 1992
  • MA in License en sciences chimiques from in 1986
  • in Scientific from Athénée Royal de Ganshoren in 1981
  • in from Steinerschool Antwerpen in 1975


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

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    1 week
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Managing Director Project Coordinator Business Development Manager Associate Director - Head of Preclinical Immunology - Bacterial Vaccines CEO Business Consultant CSO General Manager Project Manager R&D Director R&D manager Scientific Officer Senior Scientist
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium Brussel, Belgique
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100 % FTE
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:

Area / Region

Genval, Belgique


Driving License
  • Yes