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With offices in both Brussels and Tokyo, our team works together to enhance collaboration between regions. Our team members have backgrounds in science, industry, and venture capital – complementary skillsets that empower our investment decisions. The management team is supported by our experienced Independent Directors, as well as an international network of experts and investors, helping us leverage innovation to meet our mission of value creation for all!

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Alain Parthoens
Chief Executive Officer

Philippe De Backer
Senior Partner

Sadashi Suzuki
Japan Representative

Guy Heynen
Chief Medical and Regulatory Officer

Michihiko Wada
Advisor, Clinical and Medical Sciences

Danny Gonnissen
Chief Operating Officer

Tomoko Asaoka
Scientific Director

Pierre Detrixhe
Venture Director

Dario Padovani
Chief Financial Officer

Kinji Fuchikami
Senior Scientific Director

Toko Senna
Assistant to the CEO
Office Manager
(Brussels Office)

Noriko Krook
Office Manager
(Tokyo Office)

Louis de Thanhoffer de Völcsey
Senior Advisor

Independent Directors

Ajit Shetty
Chairman of the Board of NBC I and NBC II

Dirk Boogmans
Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee of NBC I and NBC II

Robert Hirst
Independent Director of NBC I

Jean-Claude Deschamps
Chairman Emeritus and Advisor to the Board of NBC I and NBC II


Goro Takeda

Alain Parthoens