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Kris has a strong affinity with and experience in management, strategy, business development, key account management, HR and operational excellence in life sciences and medical devices. He has a solid international network and he can tap out of academic and industry profiles. He is your trusted partner in finding the right candidate for the job or vice versa on an international basis.
Liesbeth Ceelen, PhD
Liesbeth has a strong affinity with and experience in R&D, clinical studies, lab operations, key account management and quality assurance. She has a solid network in life sciences and she can tap out academic and industry profiles. She is your trusted partner in finding the right candidate for the job or vice versa.
Kris has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare, diagnostics, medical devices, food and life sciences market. The past years, he got triggered by the recently emerged IT approaches such as big data, data mining, cloud computing and agile IT architecture. He started his career in a scientific role at Boehringer Mannheim. Later, he held several positions in executive management at Roche Diagnostics. He was Chief Operations Officer of the Gulf region in 2003 and 2004 for the entire Roche Diagnostics portfolio, based in Dubai. Later, he held different positions as member of the European management team at Roche (Rotkreuz), for molecular diagnostics, applied science and tissue diagnostics. As sales director, he was involved in the pioneering launch of next generation sequencing in Europe. Early 2012, he started his own biotech consultancy and recruitment firm, MindCapture, advising different biotech companies, bridging science to business development. In the mean time, he held the position of COO at Biogazelle (2012-2016), active in RNA biomarkers and therapeutic targets. He co-founded the start up SmartWithFood (2014-2017), a company that develops a digital platform that helps people to make informed food buying decision based on their phenotype. Kris holds a master degree in biotechnology (industrial science) and obtained degrees in general management, strategic marketing, innovation management, digital transformation and big data management.
As a hiring consultant, he has a specific focus to find the “just in fit” candidates for roles in general management, senior project management, business development and sales. He is also experienced in co-thinking start-up and scale up strategies, tackling topics in management, strategy, sales and funding. Having worked in the EU, Middle East and the US, Kris can rely on a strong network, nationally and internationally.
Liesbeth Ceelen, PhD
Liesbeth is active in the field of business development in life sciences and quality assurance and healthcare. She holds a master degree and a Ph.D in veterinary medicine and obtained a master degree in laboratory animal sciences. She developed a career in academic setting (Ugent, VUB), in corporate environment (Johnson &Johnson) as well as in start up and scale up environment (Biogazelle, Vision4Care, Anacura, Pathlicon). She acquired knowledge in scientific research, healthcare and pharma industry as well as clinical study management.
As a hiring consultant, she has a specific focus to find the “just in fit” for roles in account management, people management, project management, clinical study, compliance and QA. She co-thinks on the process when it comes to project management, R&D and sales strategy. She can fall back on a strong network, nationally and internationally.