Executive Team

Ellen Lefever

Ellen joined Agomab as General Counsel in 2021. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel at Galapagos. In this role, she led the corporate law department and advised on all corporate development activities, including the company’s Nasdaq IPO and secondary offerings. Prior to this, she worked at corporate law firms Linklaters, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett

Paul van der Horst

Paul joined Agomab in 2021 as Chief Business Officer. Prior to Agomab, he was Head of Corporate Development at Galapagos from 2016-2021. In this role, he led all major transactions, investments, licensing and M&A activities for the company. Most notably, he was a key negotiator for Galapagos’ transformative $5bn strategic collaboration with Gilead Sciences. From

Andrea Sáez

Andrea Sáez provides a strong scientific background complemented by broad experience in regulatory, biotech and venture capital roles. Previous to joining Agomab she was COO/CSO at Origo Biopharma. She initiated her academic career with a PhD in Immunology at the Pompeu Fabra University followed by a postdoctoral stay at Vall d’Hebron Hospital where she studied

Philippe Wiesel

Philippe joined Agomab as CMO in 2021. He was previously the CMO at Genkyotex where he led the company’s clinical development activities for the treatment of several fibrotic disorders in the liver, lung, and kidney. Prior to this role, Philippe co-founded Genexion, which was focused on developing early-stage clinical assets in partnership with emerging biotech

Tim Knotnerus

Tim is CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Agomab Therapeutics, a Belgian biotech company focusing on growth factor biology and developing therapeutics for fibrotic indications. Together with the team, he has raised $240 million and developed a broad pipeline since joining Agomab in 2019. Prior to Agomab, Tim held the position of

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