Rudy Dekeyser, PhD, joined LSP in 2012. He became a Partner of the firm in that same year. Rudy’s prime focus and responsibility within LSP is to invest in unlisted securities. Prior to joining LSP, Rudy was Managing Director of VIB, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, which he helped establish in 1995. Under his leadership, the Institute has grown to become one of Europe’s most successful incubators in the area of life sciences. From within the Institute, several top quality companies were established and numerous business development deals were struck with large industry players. Rudy brings company building skills to the LSP team. Over the years, Rudy has been appointed a Director of many companies and has been a senior Advisor to a number of investment firms. In addition, he currently chairs the Technology Transfer Board of the prestigious European molecular biology research institute EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. Rudy also chairs the Valorisation Board of the Dutch Genomics Initiative (NGI), assembling top researchers from sixteen research centres in The Netherlands responsible for breakthroughs in the fields of health, agriculture and food. Rudy has a Master’s degree in zoology and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Gent. Rudy lives in Gent with his wife and two children.
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