Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Pharma Outsourcing
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Galapagos Appoints David Smith as CEO of Service Division

Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bookmark and Share
David Smith was CFO of Galapagos for two years.

Galapagos NV has announced the appointment of David Smith as CEO of the service division and member of the Galapagos Executive Committee.

Galapagos' service division comprises BioFocus and Argenta. Together with Fidelta, Galapagos has three leaders in premium drug discovery services for pharma, biotech, universities, and patient foundations.

Galapagos' service division and Fidelta meet clients' needs for drug discovery tools and expertise by providing a full range of services, from target discovery through to delivery of pre-clinical candidates, including compound libraries, medicinal chemistry and ADME/PK services.

To further optimize the performance and ensure further growth of this division and Fidelta, a CEO position has been created, to be filled by David Smith.

Chris Newton, John Montana and Phil Dudfield will lead BioFocus, Argenta, and Fidelta, respectively, as Managing Director; they will report to David Smith.

David will become member of the Galapagos Executive Committee and report to Galapagos CEO Onno van de Stolpe.

David Smith joins Galapagos from the Cambridge University Hospitals where he was Director Finance for six years. Previously he was CFO of Galapagos for two years, during which he played a key role in several M&A projects to build the service division between 2005 and 2007.

Prior to that, at AstraZeneca he held Marketing Company CFO roles (where he was also a Board member of the AstraZeneca Dutch Holdings Group) and a number of strategic and integration functions within R&D; at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) he was audit manager to a variety of industries and international clients in Dubai, and post qualification as a Chartered Accountant in Leeds he ran a number of companies in administration. David holds a degree in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Leeds.

"We welcome David back to Galapagos," said Onno van de Stolpe, Chief Executive Officer, Galapagos. "David brings valuable strategic and operational experience to the Galapagos Group, and he is already familiar with the services business from his previous role at the Company. We have confidence that he can take the successful Service division to the next level."


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

DARWIN 2 24-week Monotherapy Data in RA Confirm Previous Results
Safety profile in DARWIN 2 consistent with previous filgotinib RA studies.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Patient Recruitment Completed in FITZROY Phase 2 Crohn's Disease Study
First selective JAK1 inhibitor in Phase 2 in Crohn's disease.
Friday, August 07, 2015
Galapagos Completes Recruitment for ORIGIN Phase 2 Trial
Recruitment for the Phase 2 Proof-of-Concept study with GPR84 inhibitor GLPG1205 in ulcerative colitis patients.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Galapagos DARWIN 1 and 2 Studies have Completed 24 Weeks of Treatment
Topline results from final analyses expected to be released in July and August 2015.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Galapagos Regains Rights to GLPG1690
Filing for Phase 2 clinical trial in 2015.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Galapagos Receives €2.5 Million IWT Grant for Antibiotic Research
Grant to support the development of Galapagos’ novel antibiotics in a collaboration project.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Galapagos Completes Recruitment for Darwin 2 Monotherapy Study
Study will begin a series of topline readouts starting around end of the first quarter 2015.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Bart Filius Joins Galapagos as CFO
Bart will join the Executive Committee of Galapagos and be responsible for Finance, Investor Relations, IT, and Purchasing.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Galapagos Receives Milestone in Osteoarthritis Alliance with Servier
Company completes the nomination of new pre-clinical candidate in the alliance with Servier.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Galapagos Receives €2 Million from Osteoarthritis Alliance with Servier
Company is responsible for discovery and development of new candidate drugs.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Galapagos Receives €2.3 Million IWT Grant for Fibrosis Research
Aim of IWT grant is to deliver a comprehensive fibrosis research platform.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Galapagos Receives €2.9 Million IWT Grant for Cystic Fibrosis Research
Project to identify and progress multiple promising CF therapies towards pre-clinical candidates.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Galapagos Reports Positive Phase 1 Results for GLPG1205
Company is developing GLPG1205 within its alliance with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Galapagos Presents Superior Potentiator Series for CF
Novel proprietary series to start clinical trials end of 2014.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Galapagos Presents Scope of GLPG0634 Phase 2b Program
Phase 2b program in RA to include 875 patients.
Monday, August 05, 2013
Scientific News
NIH Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 Supplements for Cognitive Decline
Research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
NIH Launches Human RSV Study
Study aims to understand infection in healthy adults to aid development of RSV medicines, vaccines.
Computerized Flexible Needles Prove Themselves in Biological Tissue
The advantage of the system is that you can avoid obstacles with the needles or critical tissues and that the system during the insertion of the needle in real time can adjust the path if, for example, the tissue deforms.
DARWIN 2 24-week Monotherapy Data in RA Confirm Previous Results
Safety profile in DARWIN 2 consistent with previous filgotinib RA studies.
Researchers Publish Landmark “Basket Study”
Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have announced results from the first published basket study, a new form of clinical trial design that explores responses to drugs based on the specific mutations in patients’ tumors rather than where their cancer originated.
Agricultural Intervention Improves HIV Outcomes
A multifaceted farming intervention can reduce food insecurity while improving HIV outcomes in patients in Kenya, according to a randomized, controlled trial led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Overdose of Vitamin D in Teenagers May Lead to Increased Cholesterol Levels
Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These are the latest findings in a series of Mayo Clinic studies in childhood obesity.
Phase 2 Trials Underway for New Single Dose Malaria Treatment
The new drug, which prevents the malaria parasite from reproducing and spreading, is now undergoing Phase II clinical trials in humans.
Promising Drug for Parkinson's Disease
A drug which has already been in use for decades to treat liver disease could be an effective treatment to slow down progression of Parkinson’s disease, scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered.
Benefits of Early Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infection
Scientists have explored the clinical importance of starting treatment early in individuals suffering with HIV.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!