Finance III: From series A to IPO in 5 years

VU Amsterdam - 28 June 2017 - 12.15 hours


During the session, co-founder and CEO TimVan Hauwermeiren will mainly focus on key decisions which shaped the company and the lessons learned from an entrepreneur’s point of view.

Tim Van Hauwermeiren

CEO, argenx
Tim Van Hauwermeiren is co-founder and CEO of argenx NV. He has more than 20 years of general management and business development experience across the life sciences and fast moving consumer goods sectors.

At argenx NV and Ablynx NV he was involved in raising appr. EUR250 million, including 2 successful Euronext IPO’s, and in the deal making and alliance management with leading pharma companies including P&G Pharma, Novartis, Wyeth, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck Serono, Eli Lilly, Shire, Bayer and LEO Pharma. Prior to joining the life sciences sector in 2003, he held various management positions with the Procter & Gamble Company in R&D and Business Development, where he conceived and developed several new products. Among those was a PUR® drinking water innovation which won the United Nations ICC World Business Award in 2004.

Tim Van Hauwermeiren holds a Master of Science in Bio-engineering from the University of Gent (Belgium) and received general management training at INSEAD (F) and The Vlerick School of Management (Executive MBA, Belgium).

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