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An expert in many fields, Dirk Reyn is a pharmacist with acquired skills in marketing, sales, project team & crisis management, business development, investment and general management.

Dirk Reyn


Jean-Baptiste de Ghellincklaan 13
9051 Ghent

Among his achievements: global marketing leader gastro-intestinal products and VP business development Europe at Janssen Pharmaceutica, founder and ex-CEO of Movetis, a public biopharmaceutical spin-off company of Janssen Pharmaceutica that was later acquired by Shire. Founder of asset development company Progress Pharma and co-founder and ex-CEO of eTheRNA, a joint project between the University of Brussels and Progress Pharma. Co-founder and ex board member of imec spin-off Spectricity and ex board member of Tigenix and Across Health.

Currently, Reyn is managing partner of investment fund Bioqube Factory Fund, business angel investor in non-pharma companies and a member of different think tanks active in pharma. He is the current president of flanders.bio and a past president of Rotary Turnhout.

Team Vesalius visionairies

Flanders’ life sciences industry: the perfect combo of biotech, medtech, pharma and healthcare

Defining Flanders’ life sciences industry as diverse is an understatement. From young start-ups to established local firms and multinationals: the entire value chain – from research and discovery to development and commercialization – is represented in Belgium’s northern region. Thanks to fertile cross-pollination between biotech, medtech, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, Flanders offers a unique life sciences ecosystem that is underpinned by a robust financing landscape and a supportive government. Will your company claim its place in this dynamic hub?