Alessandro Radaeilli

Venture Partner

Alessandro joined NLC in April 2022 and brings over 20 years of experience in the MedTech industry. His passion lies in translating clinical needs into meaningful solutions, building purpose-driven 'tribes' of early adopters and taking impactful innovations from idea to business realisation. He has lived in four European countries and has travelled to more than 20 countries with great curiosity for healthcare systems, and the local food culture.


Alex Griffiths



Alex Vernooij

CTO and Co-inventor


Amalia Stenberg

Legal Counsel

Amalia joined NLC in August 2021 as a Legal Counsel. She holds an LL.M. degree from Uppsala University and has also studied EU law at Utrecht University. During her studies, Amalia was very interested in regulations surrounding healthtech, and wrote her master thesis on privacy issues in health tracking devices used in healthcare. She is thrilled to join NLC in its mission to bring better and more affordable healthtech solutions to patients.


Amanda Lehmann

Senior Biotech Advisor

Amanda Lehmann joined NLC’s Technology Assessment and Strategy team in August 2021. Her background is in the life sciences, having undertaken a PhD and postdoctoral studies in Cambridge, Montreal and Munich. She has worked at several UK technology transfer offices at the academia/industry interface. Amanda enjoys hearing about new technologies and getting them to the next crucial step on their journey to achieving patient benefit.


Amy Agterberg


Amy is currently studying Software Development and joined NLC in March 2022 for her graduate internship. She is passionate about technology and is eager to learn, and is excited to support NLC in its mission to bring science to life.


Andreas Eckelt

Advisor biomarkers

Ankita Das

Ankita Das

Venture Development

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Annameta Gericke

Venture Developer

Annameta joined NLC in April 2020. She is working as a Venture Developer, with the mission of creating a positive impact on patients’ lives. Having lived in Italy, UK, and the Netherlands, Annameta has developed an open and international outlook. She holds an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from UCL and is part of the digital and Medtech domains. She enjoys new challenges and meeting driven inventors.


Anne Reijns

Lead Tech Partnerships

Anne joined NLC in January 2022. She is passionate about making healthcare accessible, affordable, and unbiased. In the past 10 years, she has focused on personalising healthcare using (medical) technology and data and putting the patient first. Through various projects, Anne has impacted over 250K patients’ lives across Europe, India, and Africa. At NLC, she works with corporates and academic institutions to bring more significant inventions to life.


Antoinette van Lier

Supervisory Board

Currently partner of Ownership Capital. Over 20 years of experience in investment management and responsible investing and private equity. (Senior investment director at PGGM, various senior positions at ABN AMRO)


Antonio Ornelas



Arjan te Pas



Arnaud Le Nevez



Arno Godding



Asier Elorza

Venture Development

Asier joined NLC in March 2022 in venture development. He holds a BSc in Biotechnology and is currently finishing his MSc in Science and Business Management, focusing on Neurobiology. Being a lover of innovation in the biotech field, NLC is a perfect fit for Asier as he strives to make clinical innovations closer to everyone and know closer the business side of life sciences.

DDr Winkler

Associate Professor Dr Bernhard Winkler

Inventor, PI

Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon Associate Professor in cardiac surgery


Augusta Poteliunaite

Venture Teaming Expert

Augusta joined NLC in August 2020. She has gained her expertise in human resources and recruitment in the U.S, Qatar and Lithuania. As a People & Culture expert, Augusta supports the recruitment and people development side of activities to foster an impact-driven culture.


Bart Geerts

Advisor Digital Health/AI

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Bart Hendriks


Bart Pijls

Bart Pijls



Bender Ziegerink

Venture Developer

Bender joined NLC in January 2022 as a venture developer. He developed his passion for healthtech during his BSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Groningen. He also holds an MSc in Engineering and Policy Analysis from the Delft University of Technology. Bender is highly motivated to contribute to creating meaningful ventures with a positive impact all around the world.

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Bernard Maillard

Technology Analyst

Bernard joined NLC in July 2019. He has always been driven by his curiosity and eagerness to learn how inventions work and how they can be improved. After graduating as a mechanical engineer, he sought to expand his technical knowledge to create more value, and completed a master’s in Entrepreneurship and Business Design at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Bernard has had first-hand experience with venture creation, training in intellectual property strategy, open innovation and knowledge-based business development. Now, he aligns his technical and entrepreneurial background with his interest in healthcare improvement and helps NLC to bring innovative solutions to the patients.

Bert-Arjan Millenaar

Bert Arjan Millenaar

Founder & CEO

Bert-Arjan is the founder of NLC and has a personal aim to advance health. He has over 20 years of experience in business development and growth strategies. His love for pushing boundaries and stretching the possibilities of an organisation allows Bert-Arjan to steer NLC's unique business model and to support the team.

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Björn Valentijn

Clinical Training Manager


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Boris Warnack



Brechje Riphagen



Bruno Mutet



Calum Willliams



Carlos Garcia Tognaccini

Junior Legal Counsel

Carlos joined NLC in June 2022 as Junior Legal Counsel. He holds an LL.M. degree from Leiden University in European and International Business Law and studied law and international relations in Madrid. Before joining NLC Carlos worked for two years at an international pharmaceutical company in The Hague, where he developed his interests in the pharma- and med-science industries.


Casper Rene Gotzsche



Cassie Hallberg



Catherine Fitzpatrick




CEO to be disclosed shortly


Christian Böhm

Venture Partner

Christian joined NLC in July 2021 and is a life science professional passionate about translating science into innovations. He is particularly interested in digital solutions and value creation from data assets. He holds a PhD in biophysical chemistry from Heidelberg University and was a postdoc at the Max Planck Society and Harvard University. With more than 16 years of cross-functional and general management experience from large global corporates, management consulting and fast-growing startups, Christian brings valuable expertise, including digital product management, strategy development, and business transformation and scaling.

Christine Ammon

Christine Ammon

Venture Support

Christine joined NLC's Venture Support team in February 2022 as a biomedical sciences master’s student with a management specialisation. During her time at the Leiden University Medical Centre conducting research, Christine came to recognise that healthcare needs innovation and entrepreneurship to advance. She is dedicated to creating a lasting, positive impact on individuals and making healthcare accessible to all. Impact-driven, focused and a team player, she is excited to bring science to life.


Corrine van Vliet

Communications Expert

Corrine joined NLC in December 2021 as a Communications Specialist. For over 6 years, she has worked in various marketing and communications functions within the Higher Education sector. She is passionate about making a positive impact, whether through improving processes or creating stories that bring NLC’s values to life.


Danyl Lebediev

IT Developer

Danyl joined NLC in January 2020 and holds a Bachelor’s in Finance, and Business and IT. He strives to help businesses achieve optimal IT support, improve ICT workflow, translate business requirements into IT solutions, and optimise business processes. Danyl helps bring science to life by ensuring that NLC has effective and efficient IT support.


Dave Koolbergen



Denis Hansjacob


Cardio and Neuro Vascular expert, with 30 years experience in executive roles in the medical device industry in Europe.


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Dirk Pekelharing

Supervisory Board

Broad international management background in Medtech and Consumer healthcare solutions: understands what it takes to turn ideas into practice. Dirk is an advisory board member of several life sciences companies and has his own consultancy firm.


Dominique de Jong

Venture Developer

Dominique joined NLC in January 2021 and has a background in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. She holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Leiden University and is eager to apply her science and engineering knowledge. Dominique wants to drive the translation of innovations that benefit patients’ lives, thereby bringing science to life!


Dominique de Kleijn


Christian Dinges (Inventor)

Dr. Christian Dinges



Dr. Christine Hafner



Dr. Claas Falldorf



Dr. Gijs van Soest



Dr. Klas Kossel



Dr. Sander van den Driesche


Edmund White (CEO)

Edmund White


Medical technology leader with extensive progressive global sales, marketing, clinical and operating experience across both large and small companies in medical technology and contract research organizations at VP and European management levels. Commercialized multiple Class III cardiovascular medical devices both within start-up (Endosense) and global strategics (Medtronic & Biotronik). Two exit strategies Endosense ($350m) to Abbott (St Jude Medical) two years after commercialization & Admedus sales & EU distribution arm to Le Maitre ($15min) four years after CE approval. Led a team of medical device professional working on many Class III cardiovascular clinical projects for sponsors supporting the regulatory process and guiding/helping clients towards the right pathway. Built strong working relationships with worldwide leading KOLs in supporting the adoption of new cardiovascular technologies during my tenure at Biotronik, Endosense & Admedus.


Egbert Smit



Ellis Aune

Venture Developer

Ellis joined NLC in September 2021 and sees health innovation as an inherently intersectional field. She joined NLC as a venture developer to combine her research, business, and policy interests to help translate health inventions into tangible solutions. Ellis has a background in chemical and biological engineering and research and holds a Master’s degree in medical biology and innovation management.


Ernesto Urbano


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Eva Demandt

Venture Teaming Expert

Eva joined NLC in February 2021 and is responsible for finding and attracting CEOs for NLC’s ventures. She is an experienced international executive life sciences recruiter with agency and corporate experience. Eva has a passion for helping companies realise their business plans by getting the right people on board and finds great meaning in building ventures that advance health for patients worldwide.


Eva Diephuis

Product owner and Clinical Trials


Eva van Rooijen

Lead Venture Teaming

Eva joined NLC in September 2017. She is an entrepreneurial, optimistic and result-driven team player with a decade of experience in talent management and executive search, including founding and exiting a life sciences recruitment agency. Eva is passionate about high-impact innovation and strongly believes that ‘you can invent alone, but you can not innovate alone’.


Evert Küppers

Advisor Biotech

Pharmaceutical executive with over 18 years of successful practice in different, international work settings (large pharma, biotech start-up, pharma management consultancy) performing hands-on corporate tasks (Operations, BusDev./licensing, fundraising, org).


Famke Cosijn

Business Development


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Fenna Heyning

Lead expertise integration

She will build on and expand further the fast growing network of (clinical) experts linked to NLC. Building teams of experts will increase the value the experts can bring to NLC and its ventures and vice versa. From her perspective as an internist, personalised high quality care for each individual patient is always key. To realise this ambition for future generations, our healthcare system needs a more integrated and innovative strategy, in which all stakeholders are represented. This ambition motivated Fenna in 2014 to take off her white coat and to focus on innovation and healthcare transformation from a broad perspective, both technological, organisational and social. Keywords are collaboration, courage and medical leadership with an intellectual and creative touch. She worked for eight years at STZ , the association of topclinical hospitals in the Netherlands, focussing on transforming health care delivery and innovation.


Fer van de Ven

Supervisory Board

Extensive experience in international banking and finance as well as investment banking (ABN AMRO and Mees & Hope). Over 20 years working for LMS International NV, a software engineering company - being engaged in finance and related matters


Floor de Ruiter

Advisor organisational development

Folkert Roossien CTO

Folkert Roossien

Chief Product Development


Francois Scalais



Frank van Mourik



Frauke Hein



Gábor Heltovics

Venture Partner

Gábor joined NLC in June 2022. In his most recent endeavour, he was the CEO of a virtual speciality biopharmaceutical company, Tavanta Therapeutics. Under Gábor’s guidance, Tavanta secured over $55 million in funding and grew from a 2-person company to an organisation with 5 pivotal clinical stage compounds for major indications such as oncology and pain, as well as an innovative pre-clinical pipeline following closely in their footsteps. Gábor will apply his experience at NLC as a venture partner, bringing science to life.


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Gina Melchner

Venture Developer

Gina holds a Masters in biotechnology with a focus on synthetic biology from ETH Zurich and worked in management consulting as well as venture capital before joining NLC. She joined NLC as a Venture Developer in February 2020 to help startups succeed and ensure the wealth of innovation surrounding us gets its chance to make a real impact.


Hanan Drobiner

Advisor Digital Health/AI


Harri O’Sullivan

Venture Teaming Expert

Harri holds a BA Honours degree in English Literature and is an experienced talent partner. She has joined NLC as a Venture Teaming Expert and is excited to be part of growing NLC’s business.


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Henk Marquering



Hidde Linssen

Venture Development

Hidde joined NLC as a venture developer intern in April 2022. He is a medical student at Erasmus MC Rotterdam. Hidde is an analytical-thinking team player who thrives under pressure. He gets his motivation from the possibility of improving people's lives by using business to bring innovation to the patient.

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Hidde ten Brink

Lead Venture Finance & NLC Funds

Hidde has extensive experience in mergers & acquistions, corporate and structured finance, company valuations, debt advisory, venture capital and treasury management. He gained this experience at EY’s M&A department, at Zanders as well as at an Amsterdam based M&A boutique. He will use this experience to help NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle under NLC’s management, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.  


Hilgo Bruining


Huub van Rossum



Ian Proctor



Ileana Lindemann



Ilker Soydan


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Irni Mark Gemzon

Business Development

Irni’s academic background includes a Bachelor’s in Microbiology, a Doctor in Medicine, and a Master in Business Administration. He is an active practicing physician and a medical school faculty member in the Philippines. He created a successful healthcare corporation that addressed primary care accessibility during the pandemic and is also an experienced consultant that helps digital and healthtech founders define their technology and find correct solutions for unmet healthcare needs. He joined NLC in April 2022 as a business development intern to help bring healthech innovations closer to the patient’s bedside. He is currently finishing his Advanced Master’s in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Paris Campus.

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Ivo de la Rive Box

Advisor Greentech


Jaap Haemers

Venture Finance & NLC Funds

Extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance gained at EY’s M&A department and passionate about innovation and making an impact. He will leverage his experience and passion to support NLC’s ventures with finance related issues throughout their lifecycle, ultimately leading to achieving successful exits, maximizing the ventures’ positive impact on society.


Jac Goorden

Corporate R&D Advisor

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Jack van Lint


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Jennifer Goodall



Jeroen Janssen



Jeroen Kodde



Jikke de Jong

Technology Sourcing

Responsible for guarding the quality of inflow of new technologies. She holds a Msc in Life Sciences and Innovation management.  With her multidisciplinary interests, she is always keen to spot opportunities and select technologies ready for venture building. A team player determined to strengthen the venture development team and venture building process.


Johanneke Maenhout

Lead Venture Creation & Venture Partner

Pro-active, dedicated and an analytically strong teamplayer, with a decade of experience in strategic and operational health care consulting and health economics. Interested in accelerating the role of technology and innovation in improving health and the health care landscape. At NLC, she carries main responsibility for a smooth venture building process and personal development of the people within.


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Jola Danaj

Venture Finance & NLC Funds

Backed by extensive experience in M&A, and passionate about bringing forward a positive impact on society, Jola joined the NLC Venture Finance to support ventures with their funding needs. Prior to joining NLC, Jola worked at Deloitte Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance on various transactions, gaining experience on multidisciplinary aspects of deal-making process, which she aims to leverage in her position at Venture Finance to help achieve successful exits.

Jonathan Mohamed

Jonathan Mohamed


Student in the final year of an IT bachelor program at NHL Stenden. Jonathan is a Certified Ethical Hacker, with cyber security and software development skills. Jonathan has experience with not only software but hardware and networking. His goal is to support the team in developing healthtech ventures that bring science to life.


Joost Kruytzer


Leads NLC’s operations, using his hands-on experience with developing young, fast growing companies. Joost holds an MSc. in Theoretical Physics and provided board level consulting for 20 years, among others as managing partner of healthcare specialist Plexus (later KPMG Plexus, after the acquisition he negotiated).


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Jordy Breuker

Venture Developer

Jordy has a passion for the life sciences & healthcare sector as well as the financial industry. After gaining experience at Kempen & Co, a pan-European life sciences & healthcare investment bank, he is now eager to leverage his expertise to identify promising opportunities and propel new ventures forward for patients worldwide to benefit from.


Jorge Cortell

Venture Partner

Jorge has been founder and CEO in 6 industries. Prior to joining NLC, Jorge founded and managed Kanteron Systems, a Computational Bioinformatics company. Formerly, he was a member of the European Commission Expert Group, and university lecturer (UPV and UOC). Jorge graduated in Computer Science from the University of Oxford, and has completed postgraduate studies in Entrepreneurship at MIT, and in Clinical Genomics at the University of Valencia. He is currently an Innovation Fellow at Harvard University.


Julian Kruse

Venture Developer

Julian joined NLC in January 2022 as a Venture Developer Intern and will support the NLC mission of bringing science to life. He acquired a medical degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. With his clinical background and a fascination for biotech and medtech, Julian is enthusiastic about leaving a lasting impact on patients' lives and improving healthcare for everyone involved.


Julie Szu-Chun Yang

Venture Support Expert

Julie is dedicated to improving the healthcare industry by implementing data-driven, evidence-based solutions, and seeking innovations of healthtec. She joined NLC as Venture Support Officer, supporting ventures to bring the innovations to patients. She holds an joint degree of MS in Agro-biomedical Science from National Taiwan University, Tsukuba University, Université de Bordeaux and an EMBA from Quantic School Of Business And Technology.


Kathrin Ballesteros

Venture Partner

Kathrin has more than 15 years of experience in supporting Startups – mainly in the Life Science business – in different positions as consultant and coach. She is a biochemist and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience. Besides her scientific background she is also trained as a Business Coach, Team Coach & Team Developer and holds a Micro Master in Business Model Innovation. Prior to joining NLC she was in Seed Management with grow platform GmbH, A Bosch Company. Kathrin brings expertise in supporting early stage scientific entrepreneurial projects turning into valuable businesses.


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Kees Wittens



Keito Ito



Kevin Ranner

Venture Finance & NLC Funds

After discovering his passion for solving multidisciplinary challenges during his B.Sc. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics Kevin joined NLC to leverage his passion in order to generate a positive social impact. He gained experience in supporting strategic decision-making during his internship at a management consultancies in Munich. Having enjoyed an international education in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China, Kevin is eager to assist in globally representing the financial interests of NLC ventures and investors.


Khaled Rafiqpoor


Klass Kossel



Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen



Koen Kernkamp

Corporate Partnerships

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Lars Olthof

Venture Finance & NLC Funds

Driven by the goal of making a positive societal impact through entrepreneurship, Lars joined NLC after finishing my master's degree at the London School of Economics. Together with the rest of the Venture Finance team, he is responsible for designing and validating business models of our new healthtech ventures, managing financing rounds for ventures in the NLC portfolio (both dilutive and non-dilutive), and developing novel financial propositions to ensure all our portfolio companies are financed according to need. This is all done with one single goal in mind: to accelerate the growth of NLC's venture portfolio and bring more groundbreaking medical innovations to the patient.


Leo Koenderman



Leo Timmers


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Ljudmila Katchan

Lead CNS/Neuroscience

Lou Venturin

Lou Venturin

Legal Counsel

Lou is a business minded corporate legal counsel with extensive international experience in major law firms in Luxembourg and New York. She enjoys working in a thriving environment and aims to contribute her legal expertise to make a significant impact on healthcare.  She will be providing legal support to both NLC and its ventures.

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Luca Morandi



Lucio van Rooijen


35+ years of experience in Life Science industries across a range of therapeutic indications, business models and molecular mechanisms. Following a multidisciplinary international career in a top Pharma he held a number of general manager and CEO roles in biotech and diagnostics companies, service providers and mid-tier pharma companies and supported numerous early stage companies in business and corporate development and fundraising. Lucio brings hands-on experience in research, development, marketing, sales, licensing, fund-raising and company management. He managed the start-up and growth of several companies. He is driven to bring innovations to commercial success and benefit of the health and well-being of patients.


Luigi Ricciardiello


Luigi Ricciardiello

Research team/MD


Lydia Kalafateli

Venture Developer

Lydia holds a BSc in Biology from Greece, a MSc in Pharmacology from the Netherlands and a PhD in Neuroscience from Sweden. She has 8+ years of R&D experience in academic and industrial settings (including Yale University and AstraZeneca) across 4 countries. She has a strong interest in the business/commercial side of Life Sciences and she is currently pursuing an MBA degree. She joined NLC in April 2022 as Venture Developer in the biotech field, with special focus on innovations in Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology. She looks forward to applying her scientific knowledge in building ventures and ultimately helping NLC bring innovative science to patients in need.


Maaike de Jong


Inventor - Maarten Merkx (2)

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Manfred Hartbauer



Manon van Engeland



Marcel de Rooij

Business Support Professional


Marcos Vega

Venture Support Expert

Marcos joined NLC on the 1st of May 2022. He has a background in life science, having worked in biotech startups and most recently as a consultant supporting global pharma and healthcare companies with market access / sales strategies.


Margarida Lopes

Venture Finance & NLC Funds


Margret Huenerbein


Marie Stelzmueller

Marie Stelzmueller



Marijn van Os



Mark Bloemendaal



Mark Lomax



Martijn van de Giessen


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Martin Harries



Martin Polman



Massimo Misschi


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Mattia Lauriola

Research team/PhD


Maxime Cavrois



Meghan Leaver



Melina Chioutakou

Technology Assessment & Strategy

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Mendal Ottow



Merel Boers, PhD

Founder & CEO

Michiel Mussies

Michiel Mussies

Lead Venture Support

Driven, internationally oriented generalist aiming at having a positive impact for people and society. As lead Venture Support, he is providing services to scale NLC’s ventures to bring innovation to healthcare and to improve people’s lives. He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Milad Tannazi

Venture Developer

Pharmacist by training and with various entrepreneurial endeavours during his studies he acquired the skills to bring projects forward. Therefore, he is very eager to use these skills to bring technology, health and business together to drive change and innovation for the patient.


Mthulisi Ncube


Mthulisi joined NLC in June 2022 as a Legal Intern. He holds a Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of Cape Town and is currently studying towards a Masters in International Business Law at Tilburg University. He hopes to draw upon his other professional experiences interning at various Law firms and multinational corporations such as British American Tobacco. Whilst at NLC he ultimately seeks to learn as much as possible from the experienced in house legal team.

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Nerea Grisalena

Product Engineer

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Nicholas Ibery

Partner UK & Venture Partner

Nick joined NLC from a London-based VC fund where he led European Life Sciences investments and was a Member of the Fund’s Investment Committee. Over the past ten years, he has backed several high-profile companies, including taking one from Series A to IPO in the USA. Nick started his career as a surgeon, specialising in neurosurgery. He holds degrees in medicine and law. He also holds a master’s degree in Surgical Technology from Imperial College London and an MBA from London Business School.


Nicolas Geûens

Advisor Belgium


Nina Dinaux

Venture Developer

Nina joined NLC in June 2022 as a Venture Developer. She holds a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from TU Delft. Previously she worked as a management consultant in the healthcare industry and as a lead for the innovation team of a mental healthcare institution. With this background she has developed a broad view on the healthcare industry and she is eager to leverage her expertise at NLC within the Medtech domain.

Nina Lameule

Nina Lameule

Venture Finance & NLC Funds

Nina gained experience working as a venture fundraiser in Paris, advising entrepreneurs on their financial strategy as well as connecting startups with a wide range of private investors and public funding. Now a member of NLC’s Venture Finance team, Nina will use this experience to support NLC’s ventures on their finance related issues throughout their lifecycle to ensure their success.


Nina Rijnders

Lead Corporate Partnerships

Responsible for NLC’s corporate partnerships. She believes constructive collaboration is a true prerequisite for value creation. Nina loves to build new concepts and stories together with people and feels privileged to work in an environment where people not only dare to envision the future, but also help shape it.


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Oscar van den Brink


Paul Anglim

Paul Anglim

Advisor Ireland


Paul Cairo

Legal Counsel

Paul Krell


Paul Unkel

Paul Unkel


Peter Bonutti

Peter Bonutti



Peter Csikos



Peter Desain


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Pieter Wijffels

Venture Partner

Prior to joining NLC as a Venture Partner, Pieter spent 15 years at Philips, bringing innovation to life across the globe. He enjoys working in fast paced environments and supporting initiatives that truly improve the lives of people.


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Prof. Bruno Podesser

Cardiac Surgeon

Professor in cardiac surgery. Head of Center for Biomadical Research Medical University Vienna


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Prof. Friedrich Eckstein


Cardiac Surgeon Professor in cardiac surgery University Hospital Basel


Prof. Heimo Breteneder



Prof. Hessel Wijkstra



Prof. Michael Vellekoop



Prof. Podesser



Prof. Stefan Jockenhövel



Prof. Ton van der Steen



Prof.dr.ir Bart ter Haar Romeny



Raymond Ypma

IT Systems Manager

Highly motivated technology enthusiast with a passion for making processes more fluent and integrated, Raymond will be managing the ICT Systems and working with a small team to improve our current ICT related workflows.

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Regent Lee

Inventor & CMO

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Remco van Zanten

Advisor Platform Strategy

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Remi Corlin



Renan Sales Barros



Rianne Rotink



Ricardo Angela

Technology Assessment & Strategy


Richard Monkel



Richard van de Wateringen


Lead Implant Preservation Devices at NLC. 25+ years of experience in Medical Devices, with a focus on Orthopaedics. Additional experience in Wound Care, Ostomy Care and Dental care. Has held senior management roles in a number of leading Orthopaedic and Medical Device companies for the last 25 years. Launched groundbraking Orthopaedic implant devices in major markets and developed Orthopaedic businesses in emerging markets.


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Rita Mendes

Venture Developer

Rita holds a BSc in Biology and MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine from Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently finishing her PhD in Bioengineering under the MIT-Portugal Program. Rita has +6 years of R&D experience, mainly in in vitro/ex vivo preclinical models, nanotechnology and omics/AI-based strategies in precision medicine applied to oncology. Rita has an entrepreneurial mindset and participated in 7 business/innovation-related courses, including a mini-MBA for life scientists. She joined NLC in April 2022 as a Venture Developer in the biotech team. Rita aims to help bring new healthtech from the lab to the market to solve unmet medical needs and ultimately improve patients’ lives.


Rob de Vroet


Rob Nelissen

Rob Nelissen


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Rob ten Hoedt

Chairman Supervisory board


Robert Flower



Robin van Bruggen



Roland Zegger

Venture Partner

Trained as a Pharmacist, he worked in several pharmaceutical companies and has broad experience in marketing and sales functions as well as general management.  As Venture Partner his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.


Ronald Kefurt

Chairman and Medical Director


Ruben Mikkers


Before joining NLC, Ruben spent 6 years at Robeco Asset Management and almost 14 years in KPMG’s Deals practice, of which the last 6.5 years as a Partner. Ruben brings along a lot of expertise in general financial management and M&A. He is looking forward to use his experience to support NLC with its expansion plans.


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Ruud Peters

Advisor IP

Former Chief IP Officer and Executive Vice President at Philips. IP business leader and entrepreneur, widely recognized as one of the current thought leaders in IP.

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Sabine Brans

Office Manager

Hands on with extensive experience in office management, project management and marketing support in the healthcare sector. Gets energy from arranging everything down to the last detail.

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Sabna Rodjan

Legal & Finance Assistent

Highly motivated, passionate proactive team player with a great sense of responsibility. She likes the combination of Finance and Legal tasks that contribute to the development of the company and bringing science to life.


Sam Leabourne

Venture Finance

Sam join NLC on the 1st of June 2022 as part of the Venture Finance team as an intern. He holds a bachelor's degree in International Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is currently in the process of completing his Master’s in Finance majoring in Quantitative Finance from Grenoble Ecole de Management. Previously his roles were primarily academic, holding positions in research, supervisory and teaching at both Rotterdam School of Management and Grenoble Ecole de Management. Whilst at NLC he is taking the opportunity to learn as much as possible and leverage his knowledge to assist the team.

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Sandra Lammerding

Lead Legal Counsel

Corporate counsel with around 18 years of international experience in the life sciences and chemical industry, who is driven by “making things happen” at innovative companies, with the aim to make a social impact. She has held various inhouse positions at DSM (Life Science & Innovation Cluster) and recently at Avantium’s joint venture Synvina. At NLC, she will be providing and managing legal support to both NLC and its ventures, and as such contributing to bring science to life.


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Sarah Cartmell


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Simon Loiodice

Advisor France


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Simon Mifsud


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Sinja Stentoft

Marketing & Communication

Sinja is currently finishing her Masters in Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University, and holds a BA in General Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. She joined the NLC Marketing and Communications team in April 2022 for her graduate internship. Passionate about communication and eager to learn about marketing, she is excited to embark on this new journey at NLC for the next six months.

Sjaak Deckers (1)

Sjaak Deckers

Venture Partner

Experienced MedTech executive with ample experience in fund-raising and creating and growing MedTech companies for complex Class III medical devices (including Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation, acquired by Medtronic, and GTX medical). Over 25 years of experience in R&D project management, product management, creating and managing alliances, and early stage venturing, mainly for MedTech and Healthcare products.

Stefan Jockenhövel


Taco van der Feltz (1)

Taco van der Feltz

Venture Partner

A highly international and networked entrepreneur trained as Medical Doctor and Medical Biologist, he is a visionary strategist conversant within and across disciplines. As Venture Partner, his focus is on building innovative companies and strengthening NLC’s abilities to bring innovations to healthcare.

Thomas Stirrop

Thomas Stirrop

Venture Developer

Thomas joined NLC in May 2022 as a venture developer, he is interested in the intersection between science & society and how ideas can be translated to measurable impact son patient health. He has a background in Biotechnology (health and environmental) and life science business. He has worked previously as an innovation consultant, specialised in funding, and is excited to use these skills to help bring ideas to life at NLC.

Tim Antonius

Tim Antonius



Tim Horeman


Tom Nijsten (1)

Tom Nijsten

People & Culture

Tom initially joined NLC in the role of Venture Finance Expert following a career at Deloitte's Corporate Finance practice in Amsterdam and London. Being always interested in the people side of doing business he gained experience in building teams and coaching team members. In the entrepreneurial environment of NLC Tom has now pivoted himself to fully focus on the NLC Talent Journey with a focus on People & Culture.


Tomir Kosowski



Ton Tijn Hulleman



Ton van den Hoven



Vincent van den Brekel


Wilfried Wisser

Wilfried Wisser



Will Richardson

Lead Business Data & Analytics

Will is a chartered accountant with several years M&A experience. Prior to joining NLC, he spent 6 years with PwC in London, starting out in the Risk Assurance practice, then more recently Transaction Services, providing financial due diligence to Private Equity and Corporates on buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions. The latter experience is where he has developed his data analytics skill set. He brings with him an entrepreneurial mindset and looks forward to leveraging his experience to support NLC's growth.

Willem Fontijn

Willem Fontijn

Technology Strategist

Responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of NLC at an operational and strategic level. Guarding the quality of inflow and driving supporting technologies. PhD with both corporate and venturing experience, as principal scientist and prolific inventor at Philips Research turned serial entrepreneur.  IP-expert. Fascinated by nature, technology and their synergy.


Willem Nerkens



Wouter Markus


Testimonial: Pieter Wijffels, Venture Partner at NLC

One of our Venture Partners, Pieter Wijffels, shares his view on the advantages of working for NLC after a long and established international career.