Business Development

Thursday June 28, 11:30 - 13:00 hours


The life sciences sector includes many companies; from big pharma and biotech to service companies and financials. Within this ecosystem all companies have their own role and collaborate a lot. Tim will elaborate on this life science landscape and zoom in on the different types of companies and business development roles that are present. He will explain what a business development job entails, how this differs between the various types of companies and how such role can be found or even created.

VP Corporate Development, AM-Pharma & Owner, PRIMER Professionals 
Tim has 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the biotech and venture capital industries. He joined the AM-Pharma team in 2012, and is responsible for Corporate and Business Development of the company. In 2015 he co-led the $600M option-to-acquisition deal between Pfizer and AM-Pharma.

Prior to AM-Pharma Tim was a senior associate at Aescap Venture where he was instrumental in the financing and support of various portfolio companies including Avantium (NL), Biocartis (CH), i-Optics (NL), Ethical Oncology Sciences - now Clovis (It), and to-BBB (NL).

In 2016, he co-founded PRIMER BioBusiness, a recruitment company focusing on commercial roles in the life sciences. In 2017 PRIMER BioBusiness expanded to other domains and changed into PRIMER Professionals.
Tim has an executive MBA from IMD (CH), where he was named Valedictorian, and gained a Science and Innovation Masters and a Drug Innovation Masters, both with honors from Utrecht University (NL).

Jumpstart your career

Join BioBusiness Summer School to jumpstart your career in Life Sciences by gaining knowledge of business aspects such as product development, IPR, finance and business models. The next edition of the summer school will be organised from 25-29 June 2018 in Amsterdam, Leiden and Utrecht, the Netherlands. Register now!

Why participate

The BioBusiness Summer School is a programme tailored to bridge the gap. By immersing yourself in the business aspects of Life Sciences during this programme, you will learn the basic knowledge of BioBusiness, gain insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, meet leading business leaders and increase your international network.

Employers meet talent

Is your organisation interested in early-career talents in Life Sciences? BioBusiness Summer School can get you in touch with business oriented PhDs, postdocs or Master students. More info can be found here.