The ProDiag Team:
- Anton Pruijssers, CEO
Bringing in 25 years of experience in the commercial Healthcare sector, Anton is managing ProDiag B.V.. This experience was built at reputable organizations like Roche Diagnostics, Roche Pharma, PharmAccess International, Hitachi PHVC, InTec Products and other organizations as a consultant and interim manager. From ProDiag B.V.’s holding company (Anton Pruijssers Management Group B.V.), Anton is executing consultancy and interim management assignments globally which means he is in front row to scout for innovations to add to ProDiag’s product portfolio. Anton holds a Masters degree in the Sciences of Human Movement from the Free University in Amsterdam and an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in Rotterdam. He loves all kinds of music, water sports, tennis.
- Anna Theuvenet: Business Development Manager and Legal Counsel
Anna lived in Nepal for six years during her childhood. Her parents worked as doctors at a leprosy hospital. Once back in The Netherlands she studied international law at the University of Maastricht. Development work was part of her childhood and therefore it is not a big surprise that she started her career as a Process Manager at the Medical Credit Fund (MCF). The MCF provides loans to healthcare facilities in Sub-Sahara Africa to improve the quality of care and make healthcare more accessible to the poor. She expanded her expertise when she did a number of consultancy jobs for a.o. PharmAccess, SafeCare, InTec Products and the Joep Lange Institute for Global Health and Development. Anna currently lives in Uganda and is managing the ProDiag Africa office together with Oscar Ssuna Walumgebe.
- Oscar Ssuna Walugembe: Sales Manager Africa
Oscar lived for six years in Cape Town, South Africa where he worked as an allrounder in the outdoor festival industry. During this period, he obtained a certificate for Sales and Marketing from the University of South Africa (UNISA). When he returned to Uganda in 2016, he was offered a job at Majestic Brands as Head of the Business Development Department. Majestic Brands falls under the Kingdom of the Buganda (the largest tribe in Uganda). He worked at Majestic Brands until January 2021. Together with Anna Theuvenet, he is managing the ProDiag Africa office in Uganda. Oscar is interested in the cultural and traditional aspects of intellectual property, music, festivals and running.
- Xavier Hermant: International Sales Manager
Born in Paris in 1976, a sociable and empathetic person who enjoys life at the fullest!
Xavier always worked in the medical device and in vitro diagnostics sector, for several companies of various sizes, successively in sales, marketing and sales management. Curious by nature, with the aim of getting to know others better, influencing them and growing alongside them, Xavier cares about the human relationships. A positive mindset, sharing ideas and the interaction with people are crucial to fill Xavier’s batteries.
Life is short and fragile, so living consciously and making the most of every moment is crucial. His goal is to contribute to the growth of ProDiag internationally and to build a long-term history with the team. Xavier is also passionate when it comes to sport and nature, he likes to go running for a long distance, snowboarding and hiking with his family.
- John van de Kerkhof: Manager Logistics
- Manon Boone: Product Manager
- Julia Eppink: Product Specialist PCR
Julia received her BSc in Biology and Medical Research and has worked for several biotech companies. She has therefore gained lot of experience with several PCR related laboratory techniques. Julia loves to transfer her knowledge to others and has developed several training modules for our equipment. She likes solving complex issues with creative solutions. Her most important motive is to help and support others to contribute to a healthier and better world.
- Khalid El Makrini: Product Specialist PCR
Khalid brings 3 years of experience in several molecular techniques, such as PCR. He built this portfolio during his work in a research group in the AMC hospital, doing research on colorectal cancer. He strives to use his background and expertise to contribute to ProDiag’s mission. At ProDiag, he is responsible for the technical support related to our (PCR) devices and products. Parallel to his work at ProDiag, Khalid is pursuing a Master’s study in Health Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, with a specialization in Health Policy and Economics. He loves football, fitness, reading and travelling.
- Oscar Smits: Product Specialist PCR
After completing his Bachelor Biomedical Lab Research Oscar worked at several biomedical companies on a variety of lab related topics. Here, he gained experience at different positions within the laboratory, including activities on the maintenance of laboratory equipment, quality assurance and as a technician. He started at ProDiag to share his experiences and knowledge on PCR related workflows and a wide variety of pipette robots.
- Gerhard Beltman: Technical Service Engineer
Gerhard brings 25 year of experience in maintenance, repair and refurbishing of instruments. Gerhard was trained as chemical engineer and through additional training gained knowledge and understanding of electronics, operating systems, hydraulics and mechanical systems.
- John Pruijssers: manages our bookkeeping and external reporting
- Jan van den Boer: commercial and all-round advisor