René Kuijten MD PhD MBA, joined LSP in 2001 and is currently a Managing Partner and co-owner of the firm. His prime focus and responsibility is to invest in private companies and the general management of LSP. Prior to joining, René was a senior consultant for eight years at McKinsey & Company in Amsterdam, Brussels and Zurich, where he was responsible for McKinsey’s European Healthcare Practice. René has founded and supported eleven life sciences companies as a supervisory board director, ten of which have been acquired or have listed on international stock exchanges. Currently, René is a director at Neuravi (Ireland), a company working on stroke therapy. René is also a board member of the Dutch Venture Capital Association (NVP), in which role he initiated the Dutch Venture Initiative (DVI), a EUR 150 million government-backed fund-of-fund that invests in top-tier Dutch Venture firms. Furthermore René is a.o. a member of the national Topsector Life Sciences & Health; chairman of the Emma Children’s Hospital charity; and treasurer of the board of the Vereniging Rembrandt. René studied at the University of Utrecht, Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinics for his Medical Doctor degree. He obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam on research performed at the University of Pennsylvania as a WHO fellow, and he authored several scientific articles a.o. in The New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, René obtained an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. René lives in Baarn with his wife and four children.
To contact René please call +31 (0) 20 664 55 00.