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Marc Dechamps

BioWin welcomes Marc Dechamps as Director of International Affairs

His mission includes the continuous development of the reach and visibility of the cluster on the international scene

Marc Dechamps is a biologist with extensive experience of more than 30 years in the Pharmaceutical industry, with expertise in commercial development for new products including infectious diseases, immunological disorders, oncology, CNS diseases and vaccines. 
He started his career with sales and marketing management positions at corporate pharma companies including Glaxo, Glaxo Wellcome and GSK. His last position was Executive Director of the Commercial department "Specialty care & Vaccines" at GSK Belgium.
 

In 2009 he became Head of the European Mid-Size Countries & Commercial Operations Region at ViiV Healthcare (ViiVHC), a spin out company created by GSK and Pfizer where he consolidated and managed 4 ViiVHC Companies and built a European Commercial – Market Access Operations team dedicated to the launch of the new assets of ViiVHC.

Since 2016 Marc has supported biotechnological start-up companies in the field of gene and cell therapies with strategic advising and management leadership.   

Before joining BioWin Marc served as Managing Director of Delphi Genetics, a Belgian Biotech company specialised in the production of plasmid DNA. Marc is currently acting interim CEO of eTheRNA, Immunotherapies a Belgian clinical stage biotech company, involved in Immuno-oncology, developing a specific mRNA platform for boosting the immune system.

I am very honoured to join BioWin’s team and I am looking forward to contributing to the expansion of our visibility across Wallonia’s border

Marc joins BioWin as Director of International Affairs. His mission mainly includes the continuous development of the reach and visibility of the cluster outside the Region, the monitoring of technological developments at international level including networking at European level with other clusters, and the contribution to the internationalization of the cluster’s SME members. 
Typically, Marc will organise the cluster’s participation to relevant international events, and organise or contribute to international events (conferences, etc.) on specific themes or investors’ forums. Marc will also cooperate closely with AWEX, and contribute to align the cluster’s relevant strategies with AWEX and the economic activity zones.

“We are pleased to welcome Marc to our team. Thanks to his diversified and rich experience, Marc will contribute to drive the evolution of our international department”, commented Sylvie Ponchaut, Managing Director at BioWin. “On behalf of both the Board and the operational team, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Marc for his commitment to helping anchor BioWin and its ecosystem on the international stage.”

“I am very excited and honoured to join BioWin’s team and I am looking forward to contributing to the expansion of our visibility across Wallonia’s border,” commented Marc Dechamps.