Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Since September 2017, Bart Filius is our Chief Operating Officer, as well as our Chief Financial Officer. He joined Galapagos in December 2014 as CFO. Prior to that, Mr. Filius worked over 13 years at Sanofi S.A., where he was Chief Financial Officer of Sanofi Europe during the last three years and was instrumental in transforming the Sanofi European organization to be well-positioned beyond the patent cliff. Earlier at Sanofi, Mr. Filius was CFO and Country Manager of Sanofi in the Netherlands. Before that, he was Vice President for Mergers & Acquisitions, during which time Mr. Filius led and completed the divestiture of various franchises. Prior to joining Sanofi, Mr. Filius was a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little. Mr. Filius is a Dutch national and has an MBA degree from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in business from Nyenrode University.