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Mentor: Tom van den Boogaart

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Tom van den Boogaart is country manager / manager director at Elekta Netherlands,  a leader in precision radiation medicine.  Tom has had a passion for the life sciences for the majority of his professional career which is due to a combined interest in biology and the wish “to contribute to solving the challenges the world is facing today”. Having worked across geographies, cultures, companies and disciplines Tom understands that commercial success is about integrative thinking.

While most organizations still have separate functions/departments that focus either on sales, marketing, business development and even strategy, it is the integration and alignment that is the key to success. Sales cannot work without aligning with marketing and vice versa, strategy is not about trying to do everything but about focus and deciding where not to play, and business development does not equal sales.

Skills and fields of expertise

  • General management
  • Business development
  • (Product) marketing
  • Sales
  • Life sciences
  • Health care
  • Agbiotech

Offer and interest (startups)

Offer:

I offer you my above-mentioned skills and fields-of-expertise.

Interest:

I am keen on helping startups with the ambition to tackle the bigger issues that our society faces today, and particularly founders that appreciate my ability to ask the difficult questions that need to be asked.

Personal quote

That what does not kill me makes me stronger. – Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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