Board of Directors



Cryo-Save Board of Directors - Ronald Lorijn, Non-Executive Director

Ronald Lorijn (Switzerland, 1951) Non-Executive Director

Dr. Ronald Lorijn (MD, PhD, MBA), business consultant in biotechnology, joined the company as a Non-Executive Director in May 2010. Dr. Lorijn also serves on the board of Pepscan Therapeutics. Previously, Dr. Lorijn was Chief Executive of AMT NV (Amsterdam), having developed AMT from a small, one-product operation into a leading gene therapy company listed on the NYSE Euronext. He retired from AMT in February 2009. Prior to AMT, Dr. Lorijn worked at Amgen, a leading human therapeutics company, where he was part of Amgen Europe’s executive management team and responsible for its Clinical Operations, Business Development & Governmental Affairs. Before joining Amgen he was Chief Medical Officer and Senior Director of Clinical Operations & Medical Affairs, Europe at Centocor after having been employed by the pharmaceutical division of AKZO (Organon), as its head of worldwide Medical Services and Product Surveillance. Dr. Lorijn graduated from the Radboud University Nijmegen, completed a Ph.D. and was a certified obstetrician/gynecologist before joining the biotech industry.



Frédéric Amar, Executive Director and CEO

Frédéric Amar (Switzerland, 1964), Executive Director and CEO

Frédéric Amar joined the Company's Board as Non-Executive Director in November 2013 and was appointed Executive Director and CEO in March 2014. Mr. Amar has a strong scientific background and a successful track record creating and managing companies. In 1995 Mr. Amar founded ATelecom S.A., a national fully licenced private telecom operator concentrated on business customers and consumers, which after successful growth was sold in March 2000. In addition to other companies, in November 2011 Mr. Amar also founded Salveo Biotechnology S.A., a Genève based private laboratory specialized in stem cells cryopreservation and cell culture and involved in cellular therapeutic applications research, with a presence in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal and Ukraine. Mr. Amar holds a degree in Crystallography and a degree in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) from the Université de Pharmacie of Marseilles.




Cryo-Save Board of Directors - Walter van Pottelberge, Non-Executive Director

Gert-Jan van der Marel (The Netherlands, 1948), Non-Executive Director

Gert-Jan van der Marel joined the Company´s Board as Non-Executive Director in November 2013. Mr. Van der Marel has broad knowledge of and expertise in turnaround management and more than 30 years experience in international management. Major milestones of his professional career include positions as Senior Consultant with Arthur D. Little International, Managing Director of P.T. Friesche Vlag Indonesia / P.T. Foremost Indonesia , Managing Director Vlisco BV, Member of the Executive Board Koninklijke Grolsch NV, Partner and Co-Founder of XperiencePartners B.V.,CEO of Zurel Group B.V. and currently a partner of Bakkenist Management Consultants. Mr. Van der Marel earned his Master degree in Business Economics from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.



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