Observer to the Board of Directors

Chris has extensive financial and business development expertise in the life science sector. Since 2013, she is Head of Life Sciences & Care at PMV (Participatie Maatschappij Vlaanderen, Belgium) and member of the Group Management Committee, where she is responsible for the daily management of the PMV group. After an initial academic career focused on cell biology research in the field of neurodegeneration performed at the University of Antwerp, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (FL, USA) and KULeuven, Chris joined the technology transfer office of VIB (Flanders’ Institute for Biotechnology) in 2001. At VIB, Chris was subsequently responsible for out-licensing VIB technology to biotech and pharma companies as licensing manager and later on for establishing new ventures as business development manager. Chris obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from the University of Antwerp. She is member of the Board of Directors of several biotech companies, dedicated Life Sciences funds and the sector organization FlandersBio.