Chris Buyse was CFO at ThromboGenics NV from September 2006 until June 2014. He has 30 years of experience in international company finance and in running and establishing best financial practice. He was previously CFO of the Belgian biotechnology company CropDesign. Before this, he was Finance Director of WorldCom/MCI Belux, and was CFO and interim CEO of Keyware Technologies, in addition, he held several financial positions at Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux and Unilever. He is currently serving as an independent Board Member of a few companies, mostly active in life sciences such as Celyad, Iteos and Bioxodes.
Philippe MONTEYNE holds an M.D. degree trained as a Neurologist and a Ph.D. in Viral Immunology, both at the UCL (Univ. Cathol. de Louvain), followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Pasteur Institute, Paris. During the last 20 years, he held senior positions in top pharma companies such as SmithKline Beecham, GSK Biologicals (as Head of Global Vaccine Development) and GSK Rare Diseases (Head of Development and Chief Medical Officer) and SANOFI (Vice President R&D France). He is also currently member of different Strategic Advisory Committees. He is also visiting Professor of Neurology at the UCL.
Jan Van den Bossche
Jan Van den Bossche holds a Master Degree in Applied Economic Sciences at the KULeuven. He worked for more than 12 years as a biotech analyst at Petercam. He was involved in numerous public and private transactions of Belgian and Dutch Biotech companies, such as ThromboGenics, Tigenix, UCB, AMT (Uniqure), IBA, MDxHealth . Before he joined Fund+, he was for more than 2 years part of the investor relations team at the Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company DSM (Geleen, NL).
In December 2018 Alexandra Tolia joined Fund+ as Partner. Previously, Alexandra led investments in private and public companies at PMV and Hunza Ventures, where she built strong venture capital portfolios in Life Sciences in Europe and the US. She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from the KU Leuven, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF, and an executive degree in General Management from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. Alexandra is the author of high impact publications in the fields of neurodegeneration and cardiovascular disease and has served as board member in several companies active in biotech, diagnostics and medical technologies.
Louis DECLERCK holds an M.D. degree (pre-specialisation Neurosurgery) from the Catholic University of Leuven. His interest in Biotechnology & Bio-electronics, Neuro-engineering and emerging Medical devices is insatiable. However he was granted to start the neurosurgical specialisation, he engaged in a new direction. Louis commenced the study of Biomedical Engineering (civil engineering) with a straightforward goal, exploring and developing new businesses in the Biomedical – Biotechnology industry. Currently he is a graduate student at the University of Ghent, part-time committed to work as a Fellow for Fund+.
Diane De Wyngaert
Diane holds a bachelor degree in informatics. She joined Life Sciences Research Partners in 2007 as administrative assistant, where she still is in charge of the Administration, Human Resources and Bookkeeping. Diane joined Fund+ from the start-up.
Sarah Van De Sype
Sarah joined the Fund+ team in November 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She is an experienced Management and Executive assistant, previously working for PwC, ThromboGenics and KU Leuven.