Theo brings more than 10 years of search experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics and e-health industries to his clients. In addition to his experience as a Life Science executive search professional, Theo holds more than 25 years of practical hands-on experience in executive roles in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
He has conducted numerous senior research and development, commercial, business development, general management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, manufacturing and health economics/market access assignments in the broader life science sector.
Prior to joining DHR International, Theo worked at two specialist life science executive search and talent management companies where he focused primarily on roles based in Western Europe serving European, American and Japanese firms. Before entering the search field as a consultant, Theo held several senior executive positions including Vice President, Business and Product Development at a US biotech, Head of Worldwide Business Development at GSK Vaccines and business development and R&D management positions at Solvay Animal Health.
He started off his career as Department Head at a Dutch CRO. Theo is a Dutch citizen who has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Belgium, the USA and Ireland. He is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a PhD degree in pharmacology and toxicology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Besides his native language Dutch, he is fluent in English, French and German and has a good understanding of Portuguese.