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Strong scientific background in exceptional broad technical areas (biotechnology, virology, microbiology, vaccine development, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, injection moulding, electronics, and intellectual properties rights) have led to solid business deals. Focus on win-win deals has resulted in longterm relationships. Specialties: Focus on win-win deals. Synthesizing and cross-border thinking. Animal health business analist and advisor of Technology venture capital, Life Sciences venture capital investment and private equity companies.


Current Experience

  • Business Developer
    Since January 2015

  • Business Developer
    Since January 2013

  • Owner
    Since December 2012
    Advisor of private equity companies and VC's who want to invest in the animal and human health market, scouting for new technologies, establishing and coaching start-up companies, assessment of business opportunities, negotiating and out-licensing business deals. At the front edge of new developments in personalized and re-generative medicine for both humans as well as animals.

Past Experience

  • Global Director Business Development & Licensing
    July 2011 --- October 2012
    Intervet Schering Plough Animal Health acquired by MSD Animal Health.

  • Global Director Business Development & Licensing
    October 2007 --- June 2011
    World wide responsible for both pharmaceutical and vaccine related BD&L activities except for the Americas.

  • Global Director Technology Licensing
    January 2006 --- October 2007
    Upon introduction of the open Innovation R&D concept established Key Technology Platform teams, were pro-actively supported in scouting and closing deals with third parties.

  • Manager Business Development & Licensing
    September 2003 --- July 2006
    Responsible for both pharmceutical and vaccine BD&L related activities in the geographic area Europe.

  • Senior Project Leader R&D Intervet International BV
    September 1999 --- August 2003
    Global harmonization quality control assays vaccines

  • Diagnostic Development Manager
    September 1996 --- December 1999
    Responsible for the research, development and production of business unit of OTC diagnostics. Major brands comprised Predictor and Femtest.

  • Area Manager Clinical Labs Systems Research
    January 1990 --- January 1996
    Global responsibility for scouting and acquisition of biomaterials to be implemented in diagnostic assays for the detection of infections with the following pathogens HAV, Rubella virus, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Virus 1+2, HIV, Candida albicans, Toxoplasma, Trypanosoma cruzi,

  • CEO
    January 1988 --- January 1990
    Development, manufacture and sales of diagnostic kits for the detection of viral infections in cats.

  • Senior Projectleader
    January 1988 --- January 1990
    Steering two project teams (8 people) conducting research on Bovine Immunodeficiency Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus with the aim to develop diagnostic assays and vaccines for commercial entities.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    January 1986 --- January 1987
    Role of humoral immune response in an experimental animal model of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Research Scientist PhD
    January 1985 --- January 1986
    Role cytotoxic T cells in disease progression of an experimental model of Multiple Sclerosis


LinkedIn Assessment :
Pharmaceutical IndustryLifesciencesBiopharmaceuticalsInfectious diseasesR&DRegulatory affairsCommercializationImmunologyDrug DiscoveryGMPVeterinary MedicinePharmaceutical salesValidationMicrobiologyPharmaceuticsDrug Developmentmolecular biologyVirologyLicensingAssay developmentHardware DiagnosticsLaboratoryLife SciencesVaccinesTechnology transferBiotechnologyMedical Devices


  • in from MCE financial management course in 2007
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine in Virology from University of Utrecht, Veterinary Faculty in 1985
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biology & Animal Physiology and Chemistry from Universiteit Utrecht in 1980

Area / Region

Houten, Netherlands


Driving License
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