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Current Experience

  • Sabbatical / Co-Owner Arkeus Capital Brussels, Belgium
    Since September 2013

    Arkeus Capital / Research in Real Estate Projects

    Parental Leave (2nd daughter - Eline)

    Postgraduate in Health Economics (Market Access)


  • Co-Owner Brussels, Belgium
    Since April 2008

    Set-up of a new office and administration around constitution of the company Arkeus Capital


Past Experience

  • Account Manager Life Sciences Mechelen, Belgium
    May 2013 --- August 2013

    Helping out a best friend!

  • Senior Associate Clinical Operation Manager Brussels, Belgium
    May 2012 --- May 2013

    Valesta recruited me for a temporary assignment within Amgen which gave me the opportunity to act as a Clinical Operation Manager resulting in overseeing operational activities related to planning, executing and reporting of Phase III-IV sponsored clinical trials within Amgen

    Lead in feasibility process of the adequate site selection, identification and selection of clinical investigators for a haematological non adult study in Israel

    Point of contact for local staff of a cardiological Phase III-IV study in Turkey

    I assisted in identifying start-up opportunities with regional partners (Quintiles) in South Africa and Turkey

    I participated within the set-up of a new Phase III-IV endocrinological project in Israel, Turkey and South-Africa in accordance with SOP's, ICH-GCP and local regulations

    Acted as a backup of several Clinical Operation Managers


  • Parental leave Brussels
    September 2011 --- January 2012

    1st daughter Laura

  • Manager EMEA Project Coordination Center Zaventem, Belgium
    March 2010 --- August 2011

    Check out: Manager Benelux Study Coordination Center

  • Manager Benelux Study Coordination Center Zaventem, Belgium
    March 2009 --- February 2010

    My prime responsibility was the planning, recruitment, line management and performance monitoring of in-house CRA's and CTA's in Kendle's / INC Research offices in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. I liaised with project leaders (COM's) and (associate) directors on possible quality issues or performance issues.

    Improved performance, quality, reporting discipline and motivation standards in my team with imited lay-offs

    Increased billing rate of my direct reports from 65% to 85% within 6 months

    Increase in direct reports from 9 FTE to 25 FTE

    I was able to coach and to promote the 7 best performers in my team in more senior roles

    Ensured that all studies were staffed despite high attrition rates within Kendle/INC Research

    Recruitment of several new in-house CRA's and CTA's also in Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, Spain and UK

  • Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Louvain-la-Neuve, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    July 2006 --- August 2007

    My prime responsibility within Abbott Diabetes Care was to improve the visibility and the scientific image of Abbott Diabetes by providing to the customers - besides the traditional sales account officers - a skilled, expert poiNt of contact:

    Communicating product related information and to provide tailor-made information relating to specific questions of KOL's and key accounts

    Identifying and maintaining relationship with KOL's / academic hospitals

    Setting up and execute (tailor-made) clinical trials/protocols with KOL's

    Participate/represent Abbott in scientific congresses (EASD, FEND, IDF)

    Primary scientific contact for the various account managers

    Support Abbott Diabetes marketing and sales management

    Setup, follow up and presentation to various KOL's of a commercial Phase IV study on which 23 hospitals and 1500 patients participated

    During this study the sales of Abbott Diabets Care increased with over 10% despite overall sales were declining in the previous months

  • CRA / Scientific Researcher Jette, Belgium
    October 1996 --- June 2006

    Clinical Research Associate / Scientific Researcher for the Belgian Diabetes Registry (BDR) department of the Diabetes Research Centre in Brussels. 

    The objective of the BDR is to register all kinds of diabetic patients; to predict and to prevent Type I diabetes with setup of the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial "Levenslijn" in Belgium, and to find a cure for this type of diabetes and to increase on preservation of residual beta cells

    Development and build-up the BDR according to legislative requirements

    Organisation, coordination, administrative management and monitoring of clinical trials

    Acting as a scientific liaison with diabetologists, hospitals and other universities participating in BDR's registering programs

    Specific research experience: Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA)-analysis; analysis of several antibodies including research by means of nuclear technology; Islet-research (eg pancreas transpalntation)


  • Post Graduate in Health Economics from Ehsal Management School Brussels (HUB) in 2014
  • Post Graduate in Project Management from Ehsal Management School Brussels (HUB) in 2009
  • Post Graduate in Management in Health & Welfare from Ehsal Management School Brussels (HUB) in 2006
  • Bachelor in Chemistry from CTL - Vesalius / Ghent in 1996


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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Medical Science Liaison (MSL) associate Clinical Project Manager Business Development Manager Associate Director Clinical Operations Clinical Operations Manager Clinical Research Coordinator Clinical Research Manager Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Clinical Trial Manager key Account Manager Market Access Manager Project Coordinator
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 1 to 5 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :     1 FTE% FTE
    BrightOwl employee :     1 FTE% FTE
  • International:

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