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clinical development, medical affairs, multidisciplinary and multicultural people management, biopharmaceutical, 15+ years of experience Operational Excellence: Extensive experience in management of and building, growing and (re-) structuring multinational departments of Medical science, Clinical Operations and Clinical Research in order to harmonize procedures and increase efficiency and effectiveness. More than 20 years experience of (multicultural) people management Medico-Scientific Expertise: Clinical Pathologist with tropism for Microbiology & anti-infectives and for Immuno-Haematology/transfusion medicine. 15+ years of experience in International drug development. Hands on experience in Infectious diseases drug development (antibiotics, HIV/antivirals), experience in supervision of many different therapeutic areas Specialties: drug development, Infectious diseases, Phases IIa - IVb, multicultural, change management, medical affairs, clinical operations, tri-lingual (Eng, Fr, Du), people management


Current Experience

  • Vice President, Head of Clinical Development
    Since January 2016
    heading departments of medical and clinical development including clinical pharmacology, clinical operations, biometrics

Past Experience

    December 2010 --- November 2015
    general and medical management of hospital organisations

  • Head of European Medical & Clinical Development
    November 2003 --- December 2010
    Executive Director, Head of European department for Medical Science and Clinical Operations. The department (84 FTE) is responsible for Phase II and Phase III Clinical research in Europe and for the coordination of the affiliate based clinical research professionals (200-250 FTE).

  • TA head Infectious Diseases
    February 1998 --- November 2003
    Head of European medical science and medical affairs for Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Hep B, antibiotics, antifungals). Building and maintaining KOL and agency (EMA) relationships. Coordination multinational anti-infective resistance surveillance initiative. Drug development programs from phases IIa till IV

  • Medical Advisor Infectious Diseases
    February 1997 --- January 1998
    medical affairs Infectious diseases responsible for marketing support and local clinical research. Collaborating with International drug development initiatives


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityApproachabilityCharmCommunicativeCompetitivenessCreative thinkingCuriosityFlexibilityInnovative thinkingKindnessOptimismProactivityProblem solvingResponsibilitySelf-confidenceStrategic thinking


Self Assessment :
Phase I R&DBacteriologyBiomedical SciencesBiopharmaceuticalsBiotechnologieChange ManagementClinical DevelopmentClinical operationsClinical researchClinical Study DesignClinical study reportsClinical trial managementClinical trialsCommunication SkillsContinuous ImprovementDeveloping Clinical Trial ProtocolsDrug development processDue DiligenceEarly development stageEnglishGeneral MedicineGood Clinical Practice (GCP)HealthcareICH guidelinesInfectious diseasesInternal medicineKnowledge of the drug development processLeadershipLife SciencesLifesciencesmanagementMedical affairsMedicineMicrobiologyMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficeMicrosoft PowerpointMicrosoft Word
LinkedIn Assessment :
medical and clinical drug developmentMedical affairsClinical operationsChange Managementorganisations, (re)-structuringmultilingual (Fr, Eng, Dutch)Multiculturalpeople managementline & matrix managementClinical researchMedicineMatrix ManagementDrug DevelopmentClinical trialsInfectious diseasesClinical DevelopmentmanagementCROGCPoncologyTherapeutic AreasPharmacovigilanceInfectionRegulatory affairsCTMSPharmaceutical IndustryNeurologyMedical writingMarket accessLife SciencesBiotechnologyStrategyClinical pharmacologyHospitalsProtocol

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Develop clinical trial protocols Develop protocols Interact with physicians Write protocolsCoach and provide guidance to clinical staff.Coach staffContribute medical, clinical expertise and scientific advice to all allied departments in local affiliate in particular support to the local clinical development team for timely execution of studies conducted in the affiliate and to DRA in interactions with authorities.Design exclusion criteriaDesign inclusion criteriaDesign protocolDesign studiesDevelop clinical strategyDevelop protocolsEvaluate protocolsInteract with KOLInteract with physiciansLead teamsLiaise with doctorslifescience


  • Medical Doctor (MD) in medicine + Clinical Pathology from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 1990
  • Medical Doctor in Medicine from Medical School Brussels (VUB) in 1985


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
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Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    4 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Clinical Director Europe Medical Officer President
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Austria Belgium Denmark France Spain Switzerland United Kingdom United States
  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position :    100% FTE
  • International:

Area / Region

Meise, Belgium


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