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Sijmen de Vries, MD MBA

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Nationality: Dutch
Date of initial appointment: October 13, 2008


Dr. de Vries has been our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2008. 

Dr. de Vries was reappointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders held on May 19, 2021, for another four-year term, ending at the Annual General Meeting in 2025. Dr. de Vries is responsible for the daily management of the Company and the execution of its strategy.

From May 2020 to November 2020, Dr. de Vries served in the capacity of interim Chief Financial Officer until the appointment of Mr. Wakkerman’s tenure as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Pharming, Dr. de Vries was the CEO of 4-Antibody and Morphochem AG. He also held senior business and commercial positions at Novartis, Novartis Ophthalmics and at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals plc.

Dr. de Vries holds an MD degree from the University of Amsterdam and an MBA in General Management from Ashridge Management College (UK). Dr. de Vries is also a Non-Executive Director of Midatech Pharma plc.

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