Rob de Ree

CEO, NorthSea Therapeutics B.V., BioGeneration Ventures, board member of various medtech companies
Rob is trained as a pharmacist and has over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and medtech industry in sales, marketing, business development and general management. Rob started his career in pharma in 1991 at the cardiovascular division of Byk Gulden in different roles in sales and marketing (sales rep, product manager, marketing manager). Rob joined Medtronic international in 1996 where he was responsible for building the European venture business for the Octopus and other minimally invasive cardiac surgery products. During his 9-year tenure at Medtronic Rob moved to the Cardiac Rhythm Management division, initially at the Dutch organization, in 2004 he was appointed European marketing director for which he relocated to the Medtronic European headquarters in Switzerland. Rob moved to Crucell in 2006 (senior Business Development Director) after which he joined the startup company BMEYE (hemodynamic monitoring) in June 2007 as the VP Sales & Marketing and was appointed CEO in January 2008.Under his leadership, BMEYE was successfully sold to Edwards Lifesciences in 2012. After a transition phase Rob left Edwards and joined Dezima Pharma as the CEO. Dezima pharma was sold to Amgen in October 2015 for a total deal value of up to $ 1.5 billion. Rob is member of the Supervisory board. Rob joined Biogeneration Ventures as an operating partner in 2016.

Rob de Ree

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