Jan G. J. van de Winkel
Dr. van de Winkel is a co-founder of Genmab and served as President, Research & Development and Chief Scientific Officer of the company until his appointment as President & Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Dr. van de Winkel has over 25 years of experience in the therapeutic antibody field and served as Vice President and Scientific Director of Medarex Europe prior to Genmab. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and has been responsible for over 70 patents and pending patent applications. Dr. van de Winkel holds a professorship of immunotherapy at Utrecht University. He is chairman of the board of directors of Hookipa Biotech AG, member of the board of directors of Celdara Medical and LEO Pharma, the scientific advisory board of Thuja Capital Healthcare Fund and the advisory board of Capricorn Health-tech Fund. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nijmegen.
Genmab is a leading international biotechnology company that aims to improve the lives of patients by creating and developing innovative antibody products. The company was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999 and is publicly traded on Nasdaq Copenhagen and under an ADR in the US. Genmab employs approximately 300 people and has offices in Denmark, The Netherlands and the United States.