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Executive Summary

  • More than 14 years experience with drug development in oncology and immunology
  • Advancing novel therapeutic agents (antibodies, scaffolds, fusion proteins) from discovery into clinical development
  • Initiation of Phase I programs
  • Member of the senior managment team for VC-backed biotech companies
  • Responsible for implementing company goals within budget and timelines
  • Identifying strategic collaborations and outlicensing opportunities
  • Broad insight into anti-cancer therapeutic technologies
  • Working experience in the US, Germany and Belgium
  • Fluent in English and German including legal/business English


Current Experience

  • Senior Project Manager (PM) Halle (Saale), Germany
    Since January 2015

    Major Responsibilities

    • Managing therapeutic antibody progrmas from candidate selection to early clinical development
    • Establishing overall program timelines, milestones and budgets in alignment with company strategy
    • Designing and contracting CMC, PK/Tox and regulatory studies with external CROs and academia
    • Scouting for business in/out licensing opportunities
    • Review competitive landscape

Past Experience

  • Head of Therapeutic Development Ghent, Belgium
    September 2011 --- December 2014

    Major responsibilities

    • Advancing novel protein scaffolds as therapeutic agents into clinical development
    • Managing production (CMC), regulatory (IND, EMEA), PK/Tox and efficacy studies with external CROs and internal resources
    • Defining and monitoring overall company program timelines and budgets
    • Managing company goals as a member of the senior management team
    • Identifying business in/out licensing opportunities and research collaborations

  • Senior Director Munich, Germany
    September 2005 --- August 2011

    Major responsibilities

    • Heading antibody programs for entry into late preclinical and early clinical development
    • IND preparation for first in class therapeutic antibodies
    • Management of pre-IND PK/Tox studies according to current regulatory guidelines
    • Preparation and management of clinical PoC Phase I/Ib studies in oncology
    • Identifying and management of clinical CROs
    • Organizing technology transfer

  • Senior Scientist Boston, MA, United States
    May 2000 --- August 2005

    Major responsibilities

    • Preclinical development of antibody/cytokine fusion proteins (Immunocytokines) against solid tumor targets
    • Evaluation of optimized lead candidates with reduced tox profiles in animal models
    • Member of management tam responsible for new product pipeline
    • Assessment of IP opportuities with optimized lead candidates
    • Establishment of immuno-assays to monitor tumor-specific immune responses

  • Post-doctoral Fellow Boston, MA, United States
    June 1995 --- April 2000

    Major responsibilities

    • Molecular  and cellular analysis of T cell inflammatory and cell death (apoptosis) processes in vitro and in vivo
    • Generating transgenic mice to analyze T cell-dependent inflammatory responses
    • Publications in top-ranked peer-reiewed journals


Self Assessment :
Attention to detailCollaborationCommunicativeDiligenceCreative thinkingCritical thinkingDependabilityFlexibilityOrganizationProactivitySociabilityStrategic thinking


Self Assessment :
- responsible for advancing novel therapeutic programs (antibodiesscaffoldsfusion proteins from discovery into clinical development Phase I R&DAntibodiesBiological Drug DevelopmentBiotechnologyBudget ManagementBudget NegotiationCancerClinical DevelopmentClinical Study DesignClinical trial managementCross-functional team leadershipCMC Contract negotiationFDAImmunologyEnglishInflammationKnowledge of the drug development processMicrosoft OfficeoncologyPharmaceutical IndustryPatentsUnderstanding of regulatory guidelinesUnderstand levels of research evidenceStrategic PlanningRegulatory submissionsProject ManagementPre-clinical researchPhase IINDIMPD

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analyze data Build the CMC development planAssign activitiesbudgeting of R&D activitiesCollaborate with medical teamContract approvalDesign scientific projects (in biology)Develop regulatory strategyEvaluate licensing opportunitiesIdentify investigatorsInteract with CROs


  • Ph.D. in Immunology from University of Toronto in 1995
  • BSc in Immunology from University of Toronto in 1989

Training and Certification

  • Advanced Business Development in 2013 Certification
  • Toxicology Compact in 2008 Certification
  • Biotechnology Project Management in 2004 Certification


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Professional Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    7 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    CSO Scientific consultant Managing Director
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 5 to 0 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:

Area / Region

Berlin, Germany


Driving License
  • Yes