Business models I: Service company

Thursday June 25th, 09:00 - 10:30


(Bio)Pharmaceutical companies focus on the successful development of their potential new compounds. This requires enormous amounts of (financial) resources and time. Too often however this focus on product developments creates a blind spot for the organizational development. Are all internal processes optimally geared to achieve the ultimate goal of the company? And what in fact is the ultimate goal? Based on a case presentation mixed with managerial models André van de Sande shows the importance of a strong focus of organizational development.

About André van de Sande

André van de Sande

Interim Executive and Board Member
Senior Executive with over 25 years of Life Sciences experience in both mature and emerging markets in Western and Central Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East Africa.
Successfully led organizations ranging from 40 to 1400 employees as CEO, Managing Director and Regional Vice President.
Extensive change management experience and broad Non Executive and Advisory board experience with a.o. Lloyds Pharmacies and as past chairman of BioFarmind (HollandBio).
Currently Chairman of the supervisory boards of I+Solutions (NGO) and MedtechPartners. Advisor to Pivot Park and several companies.
Recently concluded the second exit of Lifescience Consultancy company Xendo Holding.
He now started André van de Sande Consultancy BV which provides Interim Management and Business Coaching support to Lifescience companies.
Holds a MBA degree from Tilburg university, The Netherlands and a MSc in Management from Purdue University, USA. Followed also the supervisory board member program of Nyenrode University.

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