Our leadership team comprises people of extraordinary accomplishment; many hold multiple advanced degrees and have decades of experience working in the medical device industry. This team fosters the most forward-thinking culture in clinical research. Meet the genae Management Team.
Bart Segers - Co-founder & CEO
Bart holds an engineering degree and previously gave leadership to the EU Sales & Marketing team as Managing Director at the Spectranetics Corporation. In 2005, he co-founded genae, a global, mid-sized CRO and services provider for the medical industries with focus on medical devices. He currently rolls-out an M&A strategy for the genae group to expand global operations.
Aly Talen, RN - Co-founder & Sr. VP BD
Aly has a degree in general and psychiatric nursing and extensive cathlab experience. She founded the CRO “Talen Clinical Trial Management” in 2001 which later was acquired by genae in 2005. Aly’s rich experience and network in the clinical field make her a credible and reliable partner in discussions with key opinion leaders and the medical industries. She is a talented communicator with a strong clinical research background.
Wouter Tack - COO
Wouter became passionate about clinical research in the OLV-Hospital in Aalst, Belgium where he managed the Clinical Research Department of the Cardiovascular Center. After that, he served in several management positions at Terumo and later at Spectranetics, for which he established a direct sales organization in the UK and Ireland. Wouter gained a BA in Social Sciences and joined genae in 2011 where he currently serves as COO.
Philippe Kassab - President genae Americas
Philippe Kassab joins genae after spending nine years at General Electric. With a degree in business administration from Northeastern University, Philippe initially held several roles in finance and treasury at GE in Paris, France. Philippe was then a Sr. Associate at GE’s leadership program, Corporate Audit Staff. His assignments in healthcare, oil & gas, real estate and financial services have led him to be posted in North America, the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Europe. Philippe’s in-depth expertize and knowledge of business processes, financial audits and transaction analysis are tremendous assets to complement the growth of the global genae group.
Peter Bossier, MSc - CTO
Peter gained a degree in industrial engineering from the KIH in Ostend with majors in ICT and avionics. He has built a career in business automation and served as Head of the ICT Dept. at the Sint-Andries hospital in Tielt, Belgium. In 2008, Peter co-founded e-novex, a services provider for clinical trials with Electronic Data Collection and Clinical Trial Management System technologies. In 2010, he co-founded Techsoft, an ICT consultancy.
Jörn O. Balzer, MD, MHBA - CMO
Prof. Balzer is Chief of Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Catholic Clinic in Mainz, Germany. He holds a PhD in Diagnostic Radiology and a Master in Health Business Administration. He teaches Radiology at the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt and is specialized in Interventional Radiology, MRT and CT.
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