Koen Huygens has over 15 years of experience managing biotech and pharmaceutical cGMP manufacturing and quality assurance operations, with a track record of successful progression of pharmaceutical development, early clinical stage to commercial operations and technology transfer of biopharmaceutical, cell- and gene-therapy medicinal products and medical device development. He previously worked at TiGenix where he served in different roles as Director of Operations, Corporate Quality and Business Systems. He lead the tech transfer of TiGenix’ lead product, ChondroCelect – the first ATMP approved in the EU – from research to cGMP manufacturing and supply chain for both EU and US Operations. Prior to TiGenix, he started his professional career at Schering-Plough (now MSD) in process validation. Koen holds a PharmD and Industrial Pharmacist degree from the Universities of Leuven and Antwerp. He subsequently earned a Postgraduate Business Management degree from the University of Leuven. Koen is an Industrial Pharmacist and a registered Qualified Person for certification of medicinal products in the EU.