Jérôme Van Biervliet is Managing Director of VIB and head of the VIB Innovation and Business office of VIB. VIB is an excellence-based, life science research institute with a long track-record in entrepreneurial commercialisation of scientific discoveries. VIB has started 24 biotech start-up companies, many developing novel therapeutics. Jérôme serves on the board of Confotherapeutics, Oncurious, Augustine Therapeutics and Vbio Ventures.
Prior to becoming Managing Director at VIB, he was Head of Business Development and Head of VIB Discovery Sciences, VIB’s early drug discovery unit. Jérôme was a consultant at Bain & Company, a strategic business consultancy, and Clinical instructor in veterinary internal medicine at Cornell University. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the KU Leuven, a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine degree from Gent University and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
In his free time, Jérôme enjoys his family, his animals, outdoor activities and woodworking.