Henk Joos

Silver Arrow, former Managing Director at Flanders Bio

After a PhD in genetics in the renowned AgBiotech Research Department of Prof. Van Montagu and Schell (University Ghent), Dr. Joos started his professional career in Plant Genetic Systems. In PGS, Henk was instrumental in establishing a successfull Hybrid Canola Business in Canada and in the sale of PGS to AgrEvo. Henk had subsequently international positions with AgrEvo, Aventis Crop Science and Bayer CropScience. After a career switch towards the development of new energy crops, Henk continued his international activities in D1 Oils and Quinvita. In 2013 Henk became managing director of FlandersBio, one of the leading life sciences clusters in Europe. Under his leadership FlandersBio grew to 350 members, financial self sufficiency and a cluster with international fame. Henk started in 2018 Silver Arrow, a project management firm with focus on international business and financial growth of promising life sciences companies in Belgium and Europe. Henk also became recently the Director Life Sciences, Biotech and Agriculture for AGIO Capital and Business Solutions with a focus on China deployment and took up a role as Business Development Manager Europe for Novosanis.

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