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Managing Director

Johan Eykens

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Expertise

For more than 25 years I have been active in the health care sector, representing companies, promoting products with competent authorities, academics, health funds and healthcare professionals. Learning from, interacting with and sharing expertise with these stakeholders are the basis of the engagement process leading to access of new therapies to patients, the essence of our work. As a former member of the Belgian Medicines Reimbursement Committee and former chair at the Federal Agency of Medicines, I value the close collaboration with Health Care Authorities. As a Vice-President of the Council of Local Economy of Tervuren, I share my professional expertise with fellow citizens to create a lively and dynamic community.

Qualifications

  • Pharmacist – KU Leuven

  • Master of Science in Pharmacology – University of Bradford (UK) 

  • Postgraduate in Business Administration – KU Leuven  

 

Career summary

  • 2002 – present: Managing Director of E&A Farma

  • Management positions with Merck-Serono, EG, MSD and Leo Pharma 

Market Access Officer

Sofie Verhaegen

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Expertise

I became really passionate about the pricing and reimbursement environment when I was still in university. I had the opportunity to do an internship at Pfizer in market access. After working in the regulatory environment, I Joined E&A consultants in 2018.

Market access is really the last step to give the patient access to their medication. I think a really important message in our job, and moreover our goal is to make the healthcare system more accessible for every one of us.

Within this mindset, I’m really interested in the pricing and reimbursement environment.  Working together as a team is one of the key elements for success in market access.

Qualifications

  • 2017: Master in pharmaceutical sciences at the KULeuven

Career summary

  • 2018 - present: Market Access Officer at E&A Farma

  • 2017-2018: Regulatory Affairs Officer at EG

  • 2016-2017: Market Access Internship at Pfizer

Market Access Officer

Lisa Thyrion

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Expertise

A strong interest in therapeutic innovation sparked me to study biotechnology and pursue a PhD in medical sciences. After completing my PhD, I switched to the pharmaceutical sector in look of a stronger focus on patient welfare, in which I strengthened medical teams in the fields of respiratory care and rare diseases. The close collaboration with market access during this period spiked my interest in pricing and reimbursement as a key element of delivering healthcare to the patient. I am delighted to now be part of the e&a team to contribute to dossiers that help making a difference at this crucial level.

Qualifications

  • 2016: PhD in Medical Sciences at Ghent University

  • 2011: Master in Biochemistry & Biotechnology at Ghent University

​Career summary

  • 2019- present: Market Access Officer at E&A Farma

  • 2019: Medical Science Liaison Belux Rare Diseases at Kyowa Kirin

  • 2016-2018: Medical Advisor Respiratory Care at Chiesi

 

Expertise

Graduated as a pharmacist I’ve always been interested in the development of new and innovative medicines. Starting my career in a public pharmacy made me realize that I wanted to be more involved in the process of bringing these medicines to the patients. I started working  in the pharmaceutical sector at Regulatory Affairs at Pfizer where I was involved in the registration and launching of medicines. During my career I kept interest in Health Economics due to the fact that I did my Master’s dissertation on mechanisms to reimburse medicines via managed entry agreements. While working at Pfizer and being in contact with the Market Access department this interest has grown. With this I took the opportunity to join the E&A Consultants team in 2020.

Qualifications

  • 2015: Master in pharmaceutical sciences at the KULeuven

  • Master dissertation “Kwalitatief en kwantitatief onderzoek naar nieuwe terugbetalingsinstrumenten voor oncolytica” and Literature Study “Nieuwe instrumenten voor terugbetaling van geneesmiddelen”

​Career summary

  • 2020 - present: Market Access Officer at E&A Farma

  • 2016 - 2020: Regulatory Affairs Associate at Pfizer NV/SA

  • 2015 – 2016 : Pharmacist at “Apotheek Leven Dale”

Market Access Officer

Eveline Bielen

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“The bigger the dream, the more important the team.”

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Johan Eykens         +32 (0)477 29 34 04

 

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Sofie Verhaegen     +32 (0)472 40 91 98

 

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Lisa Thyrion           +32 (0)496 62 62 76

 

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Eveline Bielen         +32 (0)472 85 68 08 

 

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