Dr. Ron van Eijsden

Managing Director, Medelis Europe

Dr. Ron van Eijsden has a proven track record of leadership in the medical and clinical sections of the pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO industries.

Trained as a molecular biologist, Dr. van Eijsden has spent the past 10 years as a consultant supporting biotech clients active within research, development and/or laboratory services, and as the EU Director, Medical & Clinical Operations of DOCS (owned by ICON plc) with the final responsibility for 12 different European countries (including business development, managing all clinical staffing & resourcing activities, establishing new local affiliates and managing some clinical teams in a Functional Service Providing model).

Prior to his work at DOCS, Dr. van Eijsden was the country manager at Kelly Scientific Resources (KSR), spending three years to initiate and grow their Dutch recruitment branch.

He graduated in 1989 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, after which he immediately started his PhD research at the State University of Leiden. Following the successful defend of his PhD thesis in 1994 he worked as a Post-Doc on the development of alternative antibiotics in a partnership between the University of Amsterdam and Bayer.