Paul O’Riordan - Chairman of Supervisory Board
Chairman of Supervisory Board
Paul is a co-founder of Synexa and served as CEO from 2003 to 2022. His long-held ambition is to help build a unique global organisation of professional scientists that can significantly improve the efficiency and success rate of new drug R&D, which he believes is a critical strategic issue facing the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare systems throughout the world.
Paul chairs the supervisory board, which oversees key decisions related to the strategic direction of the group, the performance and growth of the company, good corporate governance, sustainability and social responsibility. He works closely with the CEO to drive accelerated scaling of the company through its ‘buy & build’ strategy. Paul is closely involved in building and maintaining key commercial partnerships and representing Synexa at industry level.
Paul is a chartered accountant (Ireland) and holds an MBA from Harvard University. He is a former partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked from 1991-2003 in London, Dublin and Johannesburg.
Tom Klein Robbenhaar - Supervisory Board Member
Tom Klein Robbenhaar
Supervisory Board Member
Tom Klein Robbenhaar joined the Gilde Healthcare Private Equity team early 2012. As a partner in the Gilde Healthcare private equity team, he focuses on origination, deal execution and serves on the supervisory boards of investee companies.
Tom has hands-on portfolio management experience in Pharma (Pharmaline), CRDMOs (Viroclinics and Synexa), elderly care (Stepping Stones), outsourced healthcare services (Novicare) and clinic buy & builds (RAD-x).
Prior to joining Gilde Healthcare, Tom worked as Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance where he worked extensively interdisciplinary, with amongst others KPMG Tax and KPMG Healthcare. Tom holds a master degree with distinction in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Redmar Koene - Supervisory Board Member
Supervisory Board Member
Redmar Koene is an investment professional at Gilde Healthcare. He is involved with deal origination and deal execution and serves on the supervisory boards or equivalent of investee companies like Synexa and KLIFO (Drug Development Consulting).
In addition, he worked with Symeres (drug discovery CRO) on strategy and M&A, as well as with several other companies on executing successful buy-and-build agenda’s. Prior to joining Gilde Healthcare, he worked as investment professional at a Swiss-based investment company, investing in both listed as non-listed companies.
Prof. Patrick Bouic - Principal Scientific Consultant
Prof. Patrick Bouic
Principal Scientific Consultant
Patrick is a co-founder of Synexa Life Sciences and an Extraordinary Professor of Immunology at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town.
In his role as CSO, Patrick’s main focus is to apply the latest developments in biomedical science to the challenges facing our clients and to ensure the highest quality biomarker and bioanalytical analysis across our global laboratory network. Patrick holds a PhD in immunology from the University of Claude Bernard, Lyon, France and has spent over 35 years working on the application of immunopathology to questions of human health.
His professional passion is the development of a new generation of scientists equipped to apply a more integrated understanding of human biology to the diseases and drugs with which we work.