BrightOwl Loader Loading


For almost 20 years, I have launched and re-launched many pharmaceutical brands within small and big


My mission is to motivate people by bringing practical solutions without losing track of the strategic goal. I love

unfolding complex issues into simplicity. I have a passion for teamwork, which is most often the key to success.


Past Experience

  • Marketing Consultant BENELUX
    September 2017 --- December 2017

    - Part of the Immuno team – responsible for Stelara® in psoriatic arthritis in Benelux

    - Helping out on the launch of Tremfya in dermatology with a focus on the Netherlands

  • Marketing Consultant Onco-Immunology Belgium
    March 2017 --- July 2017

    - Part of the Immuno-oncology team – launching Opdivo®

    - Supporting the lung indication: strategic & operational tasks

    - Initiating the digital engagement strategic plan incorporating patient advocacy & KOL projects

  • Marketing Consultant, Benelux Belgium
    February 2017 --- July 2017

    - Looking after Esmya® (original in uterine fibroids management) & Bemfola® (biosimilar FSH stimulation)

    - Developing material for BENELUX & setting up a digital campaign

  • Marketing consultant - OTC/OTX Belgium
    July 2016 --- January 2017

    - Relaunch an OTX product in pain & inflammation via DTC

    - Optimizing the product messages

    - Portfolio management

    - Development of material

    - Strategic insight & advise on the marketing plan

  • Marketing Consultant Oncology, Haematology & Pain - Consultant
    January 2014 --- January 2016

    Main objective : product launch support Lonquex, lipegfilgrastim, a new & unique G-CSF. also : LCM Tevagrastim (biosimilar of Neupogen), Myocet (liposomal doxorubicin) and the generic onco hormones

  • Product Manager OC, Antibiotics & Pulmonary Hypertension (PAH & CTEPH Orphan drug)
    January 2012 --- January 2014
    Prepare the launch of Adempas - orphan drug - pulmonary hypertension (T/O pot. +10M euro) Life cycle management of the OC portfolio with a focus on Yaz family brands (T/O +30M euro) Life cycle management of Avelox per os & IV - co-promotion (T/O +10M euro) Build plans and business cases on new product launches & products at the end of patent protection Setting up a pilot case in e-marketing + developping the Yaz material for global Limiting the impact of the OC - VTE crisis in the media : training, explaining & developping adapted material - have scientifically discussions with KOL & translate complex terms in a clear and credible manner for HCP in general

  • Product Manager Oral Contraceptives (OC)
    January 2008 --- January 2012
    Launch of Yaz, the new 24+4 pill (2009) Life cycle management : Yaz family pills & other OC Maximization of the Yaz family potential : 15M -> 23M Limiting the impact of a product recall affecting 80.000 patients : gaining an understanding the complex and interrelated technical, commercial, clinical, regulatory and supply issues that affect the asset in the market Relaunching a website for youngsters in need of info on contraception with a very limited budget : from 50K/year unique visitors to 300K/year - Content / SEO / PR

  • Founding Board Member
    January 2005 --- January 2008
    JCI The Heart Of Europe is a JCI chapter in Brussels for expats and international oriented Belgians. More info on :

  • Product Manager Immunology (Transplant & Dermatology) & Cardiology
    January 2005 --- January 2007
    Life cycle management of 2 hospital products : Prograf in transplantation and Rydene in cardiology Launch preparation of Advagraf, the once daily dose of tacrolimus in transplantation. Relaunch of Protopic, tacrolimus ointment in dermatology Business management of the hospital sales team

  • Owner - Managing Partner
    January 2002 --- January 2005
    Set up a new business Project management & people management

  • Product Manager Antirheumatic & Pain
    January 2000 --- January 2002
    Launch of Valtran Retard, a strong pain killer (opioid) Life cycle management of Feldene (antirheumatic) & Valtran (opioid)

  • Project Coordinator CNS/AR
    January 1999 --- January 2000

  • sales rep
    January 1997 --- January 1998


Self Assessment :
FlexibilityCollaborationCreative thinkingOptimismOrganizationStrategic thinkingResult OrientedResponsibility


Self Assessment :
Project ManagementBusiness DevelopmentMarketingoncologyImmunologyCardiologyPulmonary diseasesWomens HealthOTCotx
LinkedIn Assessment :
Product Life Cycle ManagementProduct managementCardiologyDermatologyMarketing StrategyBudgetingGynecologyMarket researchPharmaceuticalsHealthcareSegmentationProduct MarketingHypertensionMarket PlanningForecastingPharmaceutical salesAnalysisCustomer RelationsStrategic PlanningMarketing ManagementHospitalsPlanningBusiness PlanningGenericsPortfolio ManagementBusiness StrategyCross-functional team leadershipEvent ManagementCardioSales ManagementPharmaceutical IndustrySales EffectivenessProduct Lifecycle ManagementProduct launchHospital SalesStrategyoncologymanagementMarket accessMarketingMarket Analysis

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skillsImplement marketing plansDevelop marketing strategiesDevelop strong internal relationships with stakeholdersEstablish relationships with Key Opinion LeadersManage multiple projects


  • MBA @ IADE in Finance, marketing from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1997
  • in Commercial Engeneer from ICHEC in 1995
  • in from Klein Seminarie Roeselare in 0


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

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Marketing Manager Product Manager Management Consultant
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Belgium Netherlands
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 4 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:
  • Availability:
    Apr 2018 : 100%
    May 2018 : 100%
    Jun 2018 : 100%
    Jul 2018 : 100%

Area / Region

Aalst, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes