Belgium

2020 Edition

Interviews
Maggie De Block
Former Minister of Social Affairs, Public Health and Asylum & Migration, Belgium

Belgian Former Minister of Social Affairs, Public Health and Asylum & Migration Maggie de Block outlin…

Sonja Willems
Managing Director, Janssen Benelux

Janssen in Belgium was founded in 1953 by Dr Paul Janssen, with only one thing in mind: saving people’s lives through the development of…

Maggie De Block
Former Minister of Social Affairs, Public Health and Asylum & Migration, Belgium

Belgian Former Minister of Social Affairs, Public Health and Asylum & Migration Maggie de Block outlines some of the key reforms her Ministry has rolled out since she took office…

Sonja Willems
Managing Director, Janssen Benelux

Janssen in Belgium was founded in 1953 by Dr Paul Janssen, with only one thing in mind: saving people’s lives through the development of better medicines. In 1961, the company was acquired by…

Axel De Muyt
General Manager & VP, Novo Nordisk Belgium

Axel De Muyt, general manager & VP of Novo Nordisk Belgium and Luxembourg, recounts his journey…

Christos Andriopoulos
Managing Director, Merck Belgium & Luxembourg

Christos Andriopoulos, managing director of Merck, speaks about his experience transitioning from glo…

Axel De Muyt
General Manager & VP, Novo Nordisk Belgium

Axel De Muyt, general manager & VP of Novo Nordisk Belgium and Luxembourg, recounts his journey through the pharma industry, how…

Christos Andriopoulos
Managing Director, Merck Belgium & Luxembourg

Christos Andriopoulos, managing director of Merck, speaks about his experience transitioning from global operations to leading a country…

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Philippe de Pougnadoresse
Country President & General Manager Pharma, Novartis Belgium & Luxembourg

Philippe de Pougnadoresse, country president & gene…

Veronique Walsh
General Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb Benelux

Veronique Walsh, General Manager of Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) – Benelux, explains her ambition …

Karel Van De Sompel
Country Manager, Pfizer Belgium & Luxembourg

Karel Van De Sompel, country manager of Pfizer in Belgium and Luxembourg and…

Philippe de Pougnadoresse
Country President & General Manager Pharma, Novartis Belgium & Luxembourg

Philippe de Pougnadoresse, country president & general manager phar…

Veronique Walsh
General Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb Benelux

Veronique Walsh, General Manager of Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) – Benelux, explains her ambition to build a new company culture foll…

Karel Van De Sompel
Country Manager, Pfizer Belgium & Luxembourg

Karel Van De Sompel, country manager of Pfizer in Belgium and Luxembourg and chairman of Pharma.be, highlights the key…

Emmanuel Hanon
Senior VP, Vaccines R&D, GSK

Biogen Switzerland’s Dr med Katharina Gasser outlines how her affiliate navigated the COVID-19 pandemic from…

Sabena Solomon
General Manager, GSK Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg

Sabena Solomon, general manager of GSK Benelux, speaks about her first imp…

Fréderic Covemaeker
General Manager, Nordic Pharma Belgium & Luxembourg

Fréderic Covemaeker, general manager of Nordic Pharma…

Emmanuel Hanon
Senior VP, Vaccines R&D, GSK

Biogen Switzerland’s Dr med Katharina Gasser outlines how her affiliate navigated the COVID-19 pandemic from an organisational…

Sabena Solomon
General Manager, GSK Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg

Sabena Solomon, general manager of GSK Benelux, speaks about her first impressions of the Belgium…

Fréderic Covemaeker
General Manager, Nordic Pharma Belgium & Luxembourg

Fréderic Covemaeker, general manager of Nordic Pharma Belgium, introduces the Belgian affiliate…

Stéphane De Wit
Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, St Pierre University Hospital, Belgium

Professor Stéphane De Wit, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at St Pi…

Carl Laurent
Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers BeLux

Carl Laurent, managing director and CEO of Siemens Healthineers BeLux, sits down with PharmaBoardroom to…

Brigitte Nolet
Country Manager, Roche Belgium & Luxembourg

Brigitte Nolet, country manager of Roche for Belgium and Luxembourg, speaks about her transition to the…

Stéphane De Wit
Head, Department of Infectious Diseases, St Pierre University Hospital, Belgium

Professor Stéphane De Wit, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at St Pierre University…

Carl Laurent
Managing Director, Siemens Healthineers BeLux

Carl Laurent, managing director and CEO of Siemens Healthineers BeLux, sits down with PharmaBoardroom to explain Siemens Healthineers’…

Brigitte Nolet
Country Manager, Roche Belgium & Luxembourg

Brigitte Nolet, country manager of Roche for Belgium and Luxembourg, speaks about her transition to the Belgian market and her priorities…

Brecht Vanneste
Associate VP & Managing Director, MSD Belgium & Luxembourg

Brecht Vanneste, associate VP and managing director of MSD in Belgium and Luxembourg, highlights the strategic signi…

Frank Swaelens
General Manager, IQVIA Belgium & Luxembourg

Frank Swaelens, general manager of IQVIA in Belgium and Luxembourg, offers insights into the healthcare…

Isabelle De Walsche
Managing Director, Gedeon Richter BeNeLux

Isabelle De Walsche, managing director of Gedeon Richter in Belgium, the Ne…

Brecht Vanneste
Associate VP & Managing Director, MSD Belgium & Luxembourg

Brecht Vanneste, associate VP and managing director of MSD in Belgium and Luxembourg, highlights the strategic significance of the affilia…

Frank Swaelens
General Manager, IQVIA Belgium & Luxembourg

Frank Swaelens, general manager of IQVIA in Belgium and Luxembourg, offers insights into the healthcare and life science ecosystem of Belgium and highlights the opportunities…

Isabelle De Walsche
Managing Director, Gedeon Richter BeNeLux

Isabelle De Walsche, managing director of Gedeon Richter in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg gives an update on the affiliate’s development since its…

Eric Deschepper
Managing Director, Teva Pharma Belgium

Teva Pharma Belgium’s Eric Deschepper outlines how the global group’s restructuring has impacted its Belgian…

Vincent Stephenne
Managing Director, BePharBel Manufacturing

Vincent Stephenne, managing director of Belgian CDMO BePharBel Manufacturin…

Alexander Alonso
General Manager, BD Benelux

Alexander Alonso, general manager of medtech giant BD’s operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Lux…

Eric Deschepper
Managing Director, Teva Pharma Belgium

Teva Pharma Belgium’s Eric Deschepper outlines how the global group’s restructuring has impacted its Belgian operations, its realignment from a pure generics to a special…

Vincent Stephenne
Managing Director, BePharBel Manufacturing

Vincent Stephenne, managing director of Belgian CDMO BePharBel Manufacturing, highlights the company’s innovative approach to developing new galenic forms for…

Alexander Alonso
General Manager, BD Benelux

Alexander Alonso, general manager of medtech giant BD’s operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg outlines the company’s extensive footprint in the region…

Javier Aracil
Country Manager, Allergan Belgium & Luxembourg

Javier Aracil, country manager of Allergan in Belgium and Luxembourg, introduces the…

Francis Arickx
Country Coordinator Belgium, Beneluxa

Francis Arickx, country coordinator of Belgium for the Beneluxa Initiative, introduces the project and its mission…

Serge Kemps
CEO, Nipro Medical Europe

Serge Kemps, CEO of Nipro Medical Europe, sits down with PharmaBoardroom to shed light on Nipro’s unique…

Javier Aracil
Country Manager, Allergan Belgium & Luxembourg

Javier Aracil, country manager of Allergan in Belgium and Luxembourg, introduces the priorities and objectives as he set as he entered his first country manager position…

Francis Arickx
Country Coordinator Belgium, Beneluxa

Francis Arickx, country coordinator of Belgium for the Beneluxa Initiative, introduces the project and its mission to help shape a unified healthcare policy approach between its mem…

Serge Kemps
CEO, Nipro Medical Europe

Serge Kemps, CEO of Nipro Medical Europe, sits down with PharmaBoardroom to shed light on Nipro’s unique corporate culture based on the Japanese concept of ‘sanpro yoshi’. Kemps also expla…

Christophe Van Damme
Vice President & General Manager, Perrigo Belux

Christophe Van Damme, vice president and general mana…

Romuald Gaudefroy
Managing Director, CAF-DCF, Belgium

Romuald Gaudefroy, managing director of CAF-DCF, the Belgian subsidiary…

Filip Van de Vliet
CEO, Alter Pharma, Belgium

Filip Van de Vliet and Gérard Lefèbvre of Alter Pharma Group discuss the value that…

Christophe Van Damme
Vice President & General Manager, Perrigo Belux

Christophe Van Damme, vice president and general manager of Perrigo Belgium and Luxembourg, shines a light on the transformation…

Romuald Gaudefroy
Managing Director, CAF-DCF, Belgium

Romuald Gaudefroy, managing director of CAF-DCF, the Belgian subsidiary of the LFB Group, introduces the company which was…

Filip Van de Vliet
CEO, Alter Pharma, Belgium

Filip Van de Vliet and Gérard Lefèbvre of Alter Pharma Group discuss the value that parallel importing is bringing to Belgian patients and the evolving relation…

Luc Van Gorp
President, Christian Mutuality Health Insurance Fund, Belgium

Luc Van Gorp of the Christian Mutuality Health Insurance Fund, Belgium’s largest…

Tanguy Schmitz
President, Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE)

Tanguy Schmitz, president of the Belgian Association of…

Joris Van Assche
Managing Director, Medaxes, Belgium

Joris Van Assche, managing director of the Belgian association for accessible medicines, Medaxes..

Luc Van Gorp
President, Christian Mutuality Health Insurance Fund, Belgium

Luc Van Gorp of the Christian Mutuality Health Insurance Fund, Belgium’s largest health insurance fund, explains the organisation’s role within the Belgian healthcare sys..

Tanguy Schmitz
President, Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE)

Tanguy Schmitz, president of the Belgian Association of Parallel Importers & Exporters (BAPIE) outlines some of the recent work…

Joris Van Assche
Managing Director, Medaxes, Belgium

Joris Van Assche, managing director of the Belgian association for accessible medicines, Medaxes, highlights the need for a stronger policy to create a more positive environment for generic and..

Teun Grooters
CEO & Co-Founder, Arega Pharma, Belgium

Teun Grooters, co-founder and CEO of Arega – the exclusive distributor of Teva generics in Belgium – tells the story of…

Vincent Verschraegen
Country Manager, Mylan Belgium & Luxembourg

Vincent Verschraegen, country manager of Mylan Belgium…

Chantal Depondt
President, Belgian Neurological Society (BNS)

Chantal Depondt, president of the Belgian Neurological Society (BNS), introduces…

Teun Grooters
CEO & Co-Founder, Arega Pharma, Belgium

Teun Grooters, co-founder and CEO of Arega – the exclusive distributor of Teva generics in Belgium – tells the story of the newly founded pharma…

Vincent Verschraegen
Country Manager, Mylan Belgium & Luxembourg

Vincent Verschraegen, country manager of Mylan Belgium and Luxembourg, speaks about his onboarding in the company and…

Chantal Depondt
President, Belgian Neurological Society (BNS)

Chantal Depondt, president of the Belgian Neurological Society (BNS), introduces the mission of the professional association and offers…

Françoise Smets
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, UCLouvain, Belgium

Françoise Smets, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Université Ca…

Paul Herijgers
Dean of Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

Paul Herijgers, dean of the faculty of medicine at leading Belgian university KU Leu…

Kristel de Bisschop
General Manager, Pierre Fabre Benelux

Pierre Fabre Benelux General Manager Kristel de Bisschop discusses the challenges and opportunities inherent in tak…

Françoise Smets
Dean, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, UCLouvain, Belgium

Françoise Smets, dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), introduces the inno…

Paul Herijgers
Dean of Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven, Belgium

Paul Herijgers, dean of the faculty of medicine at leading Belgian university KU Leuven, outlines the collaborative research projects the university is undertaking and its role within the…

Kristel de Bisschop
General Manager, Pierre Fabre Benelux

Pierre Fabre Benelux General Manager Kristel de Bisschop discusses the challenges and opportunities inherent in taking charge of an important affiliate…

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