Namkje van der Laan

Clinical Operations Director


Namkje is an enthusiastic clinical expert with more than 20 years’ experience in clinical development.

She has a background in medical biology, a PhD in Medical Sciences, and extensive experience in clinical trials, in a broad range of therapeutic indications (e.g., medical devices, cardiology, virology and rheumatology, paediatrics, nutrition, dental) and settings (global and academic CRO, global R&D department).

During her career in clinical research, she held several positions, such as Sr Clinical Study Manager, deputy Project Director, Sr Team leader (including line management), and Sr Program Leader.

Namkje likes to work in multi-disciplinary teams and is eager to translate scientific development questions into operational feasible clinical studies. She is a results driven, team-oriented professional with strong hands-on mentality, good organization, and communication skills.