Kalypso Announces Addition of New Partner Hans van Zoonen to Lead Pharma Practice

September 30, 2013

Amsterdam, The NetherlandsKalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, today announced that Hans van Zoonen has joined the firm as a Partner to lead its pharmaceutical practice, based in Switzerland.

The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Hans brings 25 years of pharmaceutical industry knowledge and expertise to Kalypso's clients. He has extensive experience in turning around business operations, establishing R&D portfolio management & prioritization processes, new product development processes, product launches, organizational transformation, business analytics, and developing & implementing robust life cycle plans.

“Hans has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results in the pharmaceutical industry,” said Mick Broekhof, Managing Partner of Kalypso Europe. “Pharmaceuticals is a strategic industry segment for Kalypso worldwide and we are confident Hans will bolster this industry practice.”

Prior to joining Kalypso, Hans spent three years with Warner Chilcott as President Pharmaceuticals, and before that held senior management positions at Procter & Gamble’s Pharmaceuticals and OTC Divisions, Roehm Pharma, Norwich Eaton Pharma and Solvay Duphar. Hans’s external Industry experience includes President of the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP), Chair of the AESGP Food Supplement Committee, a Board Member of European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association’s (EFPIA) Heads of Europe Group, and a Board Member of the World Self Medication Industry (WSMI).

Hans and his family live in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds an MBA from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Utrecht.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit https://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook.