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Bob Kool - Chief Business Development Officer & Managing Director

With an educational background in Pharmacy Bob started his career as pharmacy practitioner in his own pharmacy in Roermond. During this period he was active in the board of the dutch pharmacists branch organisation KNMP. Bob was also member of the board of Regifarm, a pharmaceutical wholesale cooperation in Rotterdam, where he was involved in the establishment of a generics division. Together with Jacques Havermans (Interdos Pharma) he founded a generics company for the Regifarm Group. Bob worked as a consultant for Arcadis BMB SENTER projects as a pharmaceutical expert in designing and building a factory for the production of generics in Samara (Russia) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Bob Kool started Basic Pharma with Jacques Havermans in 2003 and implemented the business concept of bringing pharmaceutical product development, licensing, manufacturing, supply and services together in a group of companies closely working together, reinforcing each other and making use of shared facilities and personnel. Bob's main responsibilities are Process & Product development, Business Development and Corporate Strategy.

Jacques Havermans - Managing Director Interdos

Jacques Havermans, the other co-founder of Basic Pharma is Registered Qualified Person for GMP and for Pharmacovigilance and Managing Director of Interdos Pharma, the pharmaceutical service-provider of the Basic Pharma Group. Jacques is a pharmacist (MSc) and started Interdos in 1999. Jacques' main responsibilities are Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and the overall Product Development and Licensing  strategy of the group. He has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in areas such as development of pharmaceutical products and registration dossiers, pharmaceutical consultancy, quality control and batch certification of pharmaceutical products, pharmacovigilance services, obtaining and maintaining manufacturing licenses and  expert reporting. Jacques has built an international network with clients that rely on the expertise and skills of his team and himself.

Harry Relouw - General Manager & Chief Financial Officer

Harry Relouw is Managing Director of Basic Pharma Holding and chairman of the Management Board & Management Team. He is responsible for general affairs, finance, legal affairs, human resource & organisation management, business planning & strategy and operations of Basic Pharma Manufacturing. Harry joined Basic Pharma early 2012. In his role he aligns and executes Basic Pharma's strategy in close collaboration with the Management Board and Management Team. He has more than twenty-five years, including international, experience in general management, finance and operations, mainly in Pharma and Biotech. Before joining Basic Pharma, Harry was Director Finance & Control at Prosensa, a Leiden based bio-pharmaceutical company. Harry was involved in private financing rounds, obtaining subsidies and grants for research projects, design and execution of business planning & reporting. Prior to Prosensa, Harry worked in several senior Finance positions, amongst others at Akzo Nobel, Ericsson, DSM, Rhein Biotech and the Korean based vaccine manufacturer GreenCross Vaccines, which company he helped to integrate in the Rhein Biotech Group. Harry has a bachelor's degree in Finance & Control.


Management Board members


Bob Kool

Jacques Havermans

Harry Relouw