Chief Business Officer
Andre Hoekema joined Galapagos in March 2005 from Invitrogen Corporation, where he was Managing Director of Corporate Development Europe. He brings 20 years of biotech experience from positions at Molecular Probes Europe B.V. (Managing Director), Crucell N.V. (Director of Business Development), DSM Life Sciences N.V. and Syngenta MOGEN B.V. (Research and Project Management) and Genentech, Inc. (R&D). Dr. Hoekema has a Ph.D. degree from Leiden University and is the inventor of over 20 series of patent applications, resulting in 15 patents issued in the US. Dr. Hoekema currently also serves as a member of the supervisory board of Mimetas B.V.