Paul Van der Horst, PhD

Dr van der Horst has a strong track record of biotech business development having acted as lead negotiator in over 20 licensing and M&A transactions and raised over $1.3 billion through capital market transactions during his career.

Paul currently serves as Chief Business Officer at Agomab Therapeutics and prior to joining Agomab, he was Head of Corporate Development at Galapagos. In this role, he led all major transactions, investments, licensing and M&A activities, most notably, a key negotiator for Galapagos’ transformative $5bn strategic collaboration with Gilead Sciences.

From 2013 to 2016, Paul worked at Kempen & Co a boutique investment bank with specialist expertise in life sciences and healthcare, where he was responsible for transatlantic brokerage and investor transactions related to European pharmaceutical and biotech stocks.

Paul studied medicine and holds a PhD in Gynaecological Oncology from the Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Paul is a member of the Board of Directors at ImmuneTune.